One of our goals aside from keeping your teeth clean and healthy in our office is to ensure that you have healthy dental hygiene habits at home. If we detect any hygienic shortcomings in your mouth, we will suggest the best course of action. These may be ways to eliminate the threat and/or to improve your home routine.
We will do thorough assessments to see if there is anything we can do to make your mouth healthier. Then, we will suggest any preventive measures necessary for your particular situation.
In order to prevent gingivitis, or gum disease, we may need to do scaling and root planing. This is a nonsurgical procedure that removes plaque and tartar from below the gumline before bacteria can get a foothold.