Going to the dentist for your regular checkups is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy. These regular visits are even more important if you are in the process of completing a treatment, such as the placement of dental implants or cosmetic dentistry treatments. Going for regular hygiene appointments can help prepare your teeth for further treatments by the dentist, and can keep your smile looking healthy and beautiful for a longer period of time.
What happens when you go for a hygiene appointment? If it is your first time to visit the hygienist, you will go through an assessment phase which includes the hygienist looking at your teeth and mouth. This step is needed to determine the condition of your teeth so that the necessary steps can be made to achieve or maintain good dental health. Oral cancer screening is also part of the hygiene session.
Plaque and tartar deposits are removed from the surface of teeth, while the gums are thoroughly checked for existing problems that need to be treated. Stains from the surface of the teeth will be removed to prevent darkening and other dental problems. The teeth will then be polished, making it difficult for plaque to form on the polished teeth surfaces. You will then be given tips on how to take care of your teeth on a personal level, so you can continue enjoying good oral health and beautiful smiles for much longer.