Hygiene Cleaning

Hygiene Cleaning

New York dental hygiene experts agree that hygiene cleaning appointments should take place every six months to prevent plaque from hardening and causing more serious problems such as gum disease. The dentist and hygienist will discuss the results of the examination and answer your questions about any recommended treatment or your dental health in general.

A dental hygiene appointment at a New York Western New York Dental Group office may consist of:

  • Soft tissue exam and oral screening to identify changes in the tissues of the mouth.
  • Periodontal or gum disease screening, including checking for pockets and a measurement of the depth of your gums.
  • X-rays of your teeth, unless you have had x-rays recently. A full set of x-rays should be taken every three to five years, and bite wing x-rays should be taken every year. The x-rays help locate disease and decay not seen by the naked eye. 
  • Preventive cleaning, which includes cleaning and polishing your teeth to remove plaque (a sticky film of bacteria on teeth that produces the acid that causes tooth decay).
  • Your dental hygienist will also teach proper flossing or answer your questions about cavity prevention or dental hygiene.
  • Sealants and a fluoride treatment, based on need. 

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride helps protect teeth from decay. Professional fluoride treatments are recommended twice a year, or as needed for all children under the age of 16 during their regularly scheduled examination and cleanings. In addition, adults with certain medical conditions may be at higher risk for tooth decay and might benefit from fluoride treatments. If you have dry mouth, gum disease, crowns and/or bridges, braces or frequent cavities, talk to your dentist or hygienist about the benefits of adult fluoride treatments.

You play an important role in preventive dentistry as well. Self-care, such as twice-daily brushing and daily flossing, is essential in ensuring that your teeth and mouth stay healthy. A good oral hygiene routine keeps your teeth clean between preventive dental appointments.

 

Preventive dentistry can result in less extensive—and less expensive—treatment for any dental conditions that may develop, and help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime.

 

Our Dental Offices Near You

Western New York Dental Group Holland

9 North Main Street Holland NY 14080 (716) 537-2211

Western New York Dental Group Hamburg

5907 South Park Avenue Hamburg NY 14075 (716) 646-3912

Western New York Dental Group Blasdell

3860 McKinley Parkway Suite 200 Blasdell NY 14219 (716) 649-1307

Western New York Dental Group Orchard Park

3326 Southwestern Blvd Orchard Park NY 14127 (716) 677-4255
Fax (716) 677-4358
Orthodontics (716) 343-0847
Pediatrics 716-209-3331

Western New York Dental Group West Seneca

800 Harlem Road Suite 400 West Seneca NY 14224 716-824-5857

Western New York Dental Group Depew

6350 Transit Road Depew NY 14043 Main (716) 206-0718
Fax (716) 206-0728
Orthodontics (716) 343-0847

Western New York Dental Group Buffalo Main St

2121 Main St Suite 310 Buffalo NY 14214 (716) 832-3108

Western New York Dental Group Buffalo Delaware Ave

2290 Delaware Ave Suite 300 Buffalo NY 14216 (716) 885-1905

Western New York Dental Group Henrietta: Jefferson Road

1300 Jefferson Road Suite 300 Rochester NY 14623 (585) 625-1250

Western New York Dental Group Williamsville - Youngs Rd

1020 Youngs Road Suite 100, Youngs Center Williamsville NY 14221 716-636-1600
716-636-2595
Pediatrics 716-209-3331

Western New York Dental Group Brighton: Oral Surgery/Endodontics

2024 W. Henrietta Road Suite 5J Rochester NY 14623 (585) 292-1270

Western New York Dental Group Hopkins (formerly Dr.Steven Stern)

867 Hopkins Road Williamsville NY 14221 (716) 688-9639
Fax (716) 688-9698

Western New York Dental Group Getzville

2430 N Forest Rd Suite 200 Getzville NY 14068 (716) 636-8686
Orthodontics (716) 343-0847

Western New York Dental Group Penfield

43 Willow Pond Way Suites 107 & 112 Penfield NY 14526 585-421-8168

Western New York Dental Group Gates

2300 Buffalo Road Building 400 Rochester NY 14624 585-426-3020


Western New York Dental Group Tonawanda

88 Niagara Street Tonawanda NY 14150 (716) 343-6711

Western New York Dental Group Greece

1524 Ridge Road West Stoneridge Plaza Rochester NY 14615 Main (585) 865-2200

Orthodontics (585) 510-6353

Western New York Dental Group Webster

980 Ridge Road Webster NY 14580 Main (585) 667-1000

Western New York Dental Group Greece (Long Pond)

1100 Long Pond Road Suite 115 Rochester NY 14626 585-225-7790

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