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Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene & Home Care

Dental Hygiene

Our dental hygienists are committed to keeping your teeth clean, preventing oral health problems, educating you on dental health, and making you as comfortable as possible during your visits. Specifically, we will remove plaque, tartar and stain from your teeth, polish them, and floss them in addition to examining you for common dental health issues including tooth decay, gum disease, and bite issues.

Periodontal (Gum) Therapy

If you are suffering from plaque buildup along or below the gum line, you may also be suffering from infected gums and periodontal disease. Tooth scaling and planing, also known as non-surgical periodontal therapy, is a way for a dentist to deep clean your teeth beneath the gum line and help restore your mouth’s health. This procedure can be extremely effective especially when paired with site­-specific antibiotics and especially if they patient continues to clean their teeth and gums thoroughly after the treatment.

Prophy vs. Scaling and Root Planing

Regular cleaning of your teeth is something everyone should do as part of a routine dental health maintence.  Prophy cleaning is the standard dental cleaning procedure for healthy gums and teeth.  It should be performed reguarly to keep you dental health and hygiene strong.

Scaling and Root Planing are procedures we specalize in for those with periodontal disease.  It is a more advanced and deep clean to help treat periodontal disease.  Our team will help you feel totally comfortbale with all of our dental cleaning prodecures and with Scaling and Root Planing we may complete the prodecure over a couple visits for maximun comfort and a better clean.

Regular Scaling and Root Planing will help negate the adverse effects of periodontal disease and make it harder for bacteria to grow and spread.

Prophy vs Periodontal Maintenance

Periodontal Maintenance Therapy

Scaling and Root Planing


Home Care Prevention and Maintenance

Proper Dental Hygiene is vitally important to the longevity of our dentition. By removing debris and bacteria from our teeth regularly we prevent the progression of tooth decay and gum disease. This allows us to benefit from clean, healthy and beautiful teeth for a lifetime. Below are some videos to aid proper technique for brushing, flossing and the maintenance of various dental appliances.

Proper Flossing Technique

Manual vs Electric Toothbrush

Fluoride Treatments

Home Maintenance for Oral Appliances

Contact us today to schedule your appointment or to learn more

The range and number of dental treatments can be overwhelming and difficult to understand. Meet with Dr. David Wilcox today to learn about which treatments may best fit your dental needs, your cosmetic wants, your budget, and your own wishes. To schedule a consultation, please call (406) 728­-6068 or fill out our quick contact form.