Preventive Dental Hygiene

At Pickering Smiles, we provide preventive dental care, including exams and cleanings, to help you maintain good oral health.

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What is Preventive Dental Hygiene?

Attending regular dental checkups and cleanings and following a good daily oral health care routine are both important parts of preventive dental hygiene. These practices can help you prevent any dental issues and keep your smile healthy. 

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Regular Oral Exams

Regular examinations at your dental office give your dentist the opportunity to identify any dental health issues and make a plan to treat them.  

During the exam, your dentist will take a close look at your teeth, gums and bite. Exams may also include dental x-rays and additional diagnostic procedures as needed.

Regular Cleanings

Before or after your exam, your dental hygienist will perform a professional deep cleaning of your teeth.

The hygienist will begin by using a Cavitron, which causes vibrations to help loosen the tartar on your teeth. Then they will use instruments called scalers to remove any remaining tartar and plaque build-up between your teeth and along your gums. Finally, they with floss and polish your teeth to give you a fresh and clean smile.

Preventive Care at Home

To maintain your oral hygiene between appointments, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day, ideally before going to bed at night. 

It is also important to rinse your mouth with water after brushing, and after each meal if you are unable to brush.

Your dentist or hygienist can give you tips on how to take good care of your teeth at home.

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