Hygiene

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We want our patients to live long and healthy lives.  That is why, even if you have heard it a thousand times, we will stress the importance of regular hygiene visits. The team is friendly and will ease any anxiety you may have about visiting the dentist.  If it has been years since your last cleaning, it is the perfect opportunity to have a wellness exam
done by our team.

Not only are regular cleanings and exams important to keep oral infections like gum disease and cavities at bay, but did you know that preventive care can have an impact on your systemic health, too?

Infections of the mouth can cause expensive damage to the teeth and soft tissues that can lead to or exacerbate systemic issues like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Preventive appointments and home care can reduce your risk. If you want to keep your dental costs down and your body well, give Dr. Lyons and his helpful team a chance to get you to optimal health.

 

It has been a while, what can I expect at my hygiene check-up?

Our team will make you feel right at home when you come in for your check-up. Our team will walk you through each step of your evaluation to make sure you are given every opportunity to ask questions. They will take care of any anxious feelings you may experience, and provide you with the most comfortable care imaginable. You will be asked to share any concerns or changes you may have noticed, such as tooth discoloration, bad breath, sensitivity to hot and cold, or bleeding during brushing or flossing.  The team will then complete a wellness check to make sure they have a comprehensive understanding of your wellness. To do that they will complete:

  •     Review of your health history (medication use, changes in systemic health, etc.)

  •     Gum disease assessment

  •     Bone health assessment

  •     Check of existing restorations

  •     Oral cancer screening

  •     Home care routine review (brushing and flossing)

  •     X-rays if necessary•Address any other concerns you may have