Oral Hygiene Therapy


Early detection is the key to avoiding costly and painful dental treatment. Prevention begins with the control of plaque and calculus, the main cause of decay and periodontal disease. In fact, the major cause of tooth loss in adults is periodontal disease, which is known as the silent killer of teeth because most patients feel no symptoms until it’s too late. With regular dental visits, we can treat gum disease at an early stage, before it gets out of hand.


Gum Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is very common, and the most frequent cause of tooth loss in adults. It is also preventable, and easily treated and stabilized when caught early. Recent studies have shown an association between gum disease and increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. The leading cause of gum disease is the build-up of plaque on your teeth. With regular cleanings we can remove the tarter build-up before it causes gum irritation and disease. We treat early stages of periodontal disease in our office but may refer you to a specialist for more advanced cases.



General Cleaning

During your exam, you will be given a custom oral hygiene plan. This includes instructions that are unique to your needs and a cleaning method that is most appropriate for you.