Regular periodontal examinations are important to detect any changes in periodontal health and, if necessary, to remove hardened tartar in places that your toothbrush and floss may have missed. A professional cleaning (often called a prophylaxis) at least twice a year is recommended for patients with good periodontal health. If, however, you have had any form of periodontal disease and have been treated for this, you benefit greatly from professional maintenance cleanings every three months, typically alternating between your general dentist's office and ours.
The success of your treatment and the retention of teeth are partly dependent on regular and effective daily brushing and flossing. Good oral hygiene habits at home will help keep the formation of plaque and dental tartar to a minimum between periodontal maintenance appointments. In short, professional periodontal maintenance care and good oral hygiene habits are the keys to keeping your teeth for a lifetime.
For your convenience and benefit, a periodontal maintenance program has been established in our office which takes collaborative efforts by the patient, Dr. Minutello, general dentist, and dental hygienists to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures of your teeth.
Prevention through maintenance care helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to guarding a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.
If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.