Professional Dental Hygiene and Preventive Dental Care
Regular dental hygiene visits, combined with attentive home care, will keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright year to year. A clean and healthy mouth improves your personal appearance and self- confidence, helps you keep your natural teeth longer, gives you clean fresh breath, and helps maintain your good general health. Our talented dental hygienists focus upon helping you prevent and treat gum disease and tooth decay. This includes professionally ‘scaling and polishing' your teeth. The dental hygienist can also show you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque (a sticky coating that forms constantly on your teeth). If plaque is not brushed away properly, it can harden to form tartar, which cannot be removed without a professional dental cleaning. They can also give you advice on healthy dental diets and preventing future dental decay. These highly qualified dental hygienists work alongside your trusted dentist to give you personalized care that is custom tailored to your dental needs and concerns.
Why Is Dental Hygiene Care So Important?
Your dental hygienists carefully remove the hard deposits of tartar that build up on the teeth and teach you how to prevent them from coming back. This treatment goes a long way towards slowing the progress of gum disease and tooth decay. A growing body of research finds that gum disease is linked to many other problems, and may systematically jeopardize your overall good health. Researchers have identified several connections between poor oral health and other serious health problems including:
- Heart disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Premature birth
What to Expect During Your Dental Hygiene Appointment
- First, your Tyler TX dental hygienist will work with you to decide upon a specific treatment plan designed to make sure you reach your oral health goals. This will include targeted and specific dental hygiene treatments for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and patients with certain medical conditions. The hygienist will also provide dental education, counseling, and advice for your home dental care concerns.
- Then, the hygienist will remove any plaque and tarter build-up, both above and below the gum line.
- Next, the hygienist may apply dental fluorides or dental sealants, and polish your teeth.
- You can also expect the dental hygienist to evaluate how their recommendations are working each visit, and revise treatment when necessary to help you achieve optimal oral health.
Smile Confidently with Dental Hygiene Appointments
Regular dental hygiene appointments can help you minimize the effects of dangerous plaque and tarter deposits. They can also help you prevent costly dental repairs and restorative procedures in the future. Make your dental hygiene appointment with Dr. Gerber, your trusted dentist, and his experienced team of dental hygienists today. Dr. Gerber proudly serves patients of all ages throughout Tyler, TX, Whitehouse, Flint, Bullard, Lindale, and the surrounding areas.
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