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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Dental Hygiene Appointment

July 26, 2021

During routine dental visits, your dentist and dental hygienist will check your teeth, gums and overall mouth for health. Your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and polished, removing plaque, tartar and staining. Certain tools will be used to clean above and below the gum line. Your routine dental visit will be recommended every 3-6 months, depending on the current health of your teeth and your dental needs. If you miss your dental hygiene appointment, you place yourself at risk of several different dental conditions. 

Risk of Cavities 

During your routine dental hygiene appointment, the health of your teeth will be assessed. If a cavity is forming, it can be caught in its early stages before it gets larger and can spread to other teeth. If you miss your dental hygiene appointments, you run the risk of developing cavities that go undiagnosed and can even turn into infections. 


Learn All About Dental Tools That Clean Your Teeth Effectively

October 26, 2020

Manual Toothbrush – Manual toothbrushes come in either super soft, soft, medium or hard, and it is recommended never to use medium or hard because they are too abrasive on your teeth and gums. Make sure to change your manual toothbrush every three or so months or when the colour starts to fade from the bristles. 


Tips To Keep Your Mouth Healthy Between Dental Visits

September 3, 2018

smiling woman with nice teethEven though many people do not look forward to going to the dentist, having a dental cleaning is something that most patients want. We all love that fresh, clean mouth feeling right after a dental cleaning. Wouldn’t it be great to keep that feeling between dental visits? Follow these tips to keep your smile healthy until your next dental appointment.


Is Tooth Sensitivity After A Dental Cleaning Normal?

March 19, 2018

Filed under: Dentistry — Tags: , , , — salvaggiodentistry @ 3:31 pm

Woman holding tooth and glass of waterA dental cleaning is also called a hygiene cleaning, scaling, or dental hygiene cleaning. The dental cleaning is performed by a dental hygienist, and less often by the dentist. A dental cleaning focuses on removing soft deposits from the surfaces of the teeth. Soft deposits are also referred to as plaque. Plaque that is not removed in the mouth hardens and becomes tartar or calculus. The goal of a cleaning is to remove all soft and hard deposits using a variety of dental tools. A dental cleaning will reduce the risk of developing cavities or dental decay. While certain patients may experience tooth sensitivity after a cleaning, it is not common to have tooth cleaning sensitivity.