Dental hygiene is one of the most important things you can do to achieve optimal oral care. Your general health and oral health correlate. Therefore, it’s important to start a healthy oral regimen from childhood.
Assisting you with regular cleanings and proper dental care are all a part of our general dental hygiene offerings.
From a nagging toothache to an oral screening, our dentists evaluate, diagnose, and treat issues that arise within your oral cavity. We ensure that you receive thorough procedures to fully diagnose your issue. Our team will provide a comprehensive treatment plan to maintain good dental health.
Dental health at home
The team at Hill Top Dental can instruct your family on proper dental health care that you can practice at home. Through daily preventative care like brushing and flossing, you greatly enhance the overall health of your teeth. Visiting your dentist or oral hygienist often increases your chances of catching dental problems before they arise.
Why regular hygiene is important
Routine dental hygiene both inside and outside the dentist office is important for ensuring good oral health. Regular hygiene treatments act as preventative dentistry and care. Your daily actions will make it easier to keep at bay more serious oral and dental issues. While bad breath and cavities are among the most common side effects of avoiding regular oral hygiene, more serious problems can emerge like gingivitis or periodontitis.
Gingivitis is the term for common or mild gum disease. It can cause redness, swelling, and irritation of your gums. Since this can be mild, you might not know you have gingivitis until it becomes a more serious condition like periodontitis. This is why routine dental checkups are important for catching gingivitis early.
Periodontitis refers to a more serious form of gum disease where the infection has damaged soft tissue and bone that support your teeth. You can lose teeth or worse, face an increased risk for heart attack or stroke. Although periodontitis is a serious condition, it is largely preventable thanks to routine hygiene and frequent dental checkups. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, and visiting the dentist are three simple ways you can prevent the development of periodontitis.
It is our responsibility as dental health care providers to treat the reason for your visit. Similarly, we’re here to advise you of any potential or arising areas of concern. At our dentist office, we present resources for you to make informed decisions regarding your oral health.
We are committed to assisting you with all of your oral health needs to maintain or achieve a healthy bright smile. We pride ourselves in serving our community!
Maintaining healthy oral care is our top priority! Contact us for a consultation today – 306-764-1882.