Dental Hygiene Is For You

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One very important aspect of your overall dental health is having your teeth checked and cleaned by a dental hygienist. At the offices of Dr. Richard Seidler, Family Dentistry, you will find our dental hygienists and staff eager to assist you achieve and maintain a healthy and happy smile. Your appointment will also include x-ray examination including a final consultation with Dr. Seidler. We're always ready to assist you in any dental emergency. Contact us at 972-625-2222.

Dental Hygiene is an important bi-annual checkup of your overall dental health. Dental hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth, teeth and gums free of disease and other problems (such as halitosis). Dental hygiene is important to help prevent most types of dental disease such as tooth decay, as well as gum diseases, including gingivitis, and periodontitis.

This thorough treatment is carried out using advanced equipment, techniques and procedures by one of our competent and highly trained, licensed dental professionals. You can expect to be greeted by one of our dental hygienists who will make you as comfortable as possible in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

Your typical cleaning appointment should take about 45 minutes to an hour depending on the specific treatment required. This procedure involves cleaning of the tooth surfaces to remove plaque and calculus from the surfaces of the tooth crown and the gums. Your typical hygienist appointment includes the removal of bacterial flora and pockets areas, scaling and polishing of your teeth and a review by the Dr. Seidler.

Usually your oral hygiene treatment is scheduled at an interval of 6 months between appointments. However, a more frequent appointment may be necessary for effective treatment depending on the overall condition of your dental health and the judgment Dr. Seidler.

Routine Dental prophylaxis

Prophylaxis includes scaling and polishing procedures to remove plaque, calculus and stains from your teeth and gums. Some patients may require more than one appointment or one extended appointment to complete a prophylaxis procedure depending on the judgment of Dr. Seidler. Your comprehensive oral evaluation by Dr. Seidler will include a thorough examination and evaluation of your overall oral health. The evaluation includes complete review of previous dental work as well as discussing your dental concerns.

Additional diagnostic and treatment may be considered. A medical history and a general dental health assessment and dental charting of any missing teeth. Treatment may also include restoration of gums. Advanced treatment is considered for patients primarily who suffer from periodontal disease or other gum disease problems. Be sure to address any concerns with your dental hygienist at Dr. Richard Seidler, Family Dentistry.

Prevention And Awareness

Current research indicates that problems with your mouth can affect your overall health. The opposite also is true. It is important to detect dental problems early so that your mouth and your entire body remain healthy.

As part of your visit, we'll teach you the best way to keep your mouth healthy. We will review your brushing and flossing techniques, discuss good dietary habits, and may suggest additional tools to help keep your mouth clean. Keeping your teeth clean is the most important thing that you can do to prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.