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Preventive Dentistry

Hygiene therapy

Many patients are not aware of the importance of regular exams and hygiene visits as they relate to their overall health.

The mouth is the second largest and most diverse ecology in the body after the digestive system. 

There are more than 700 species of bacteria as well as viruses and fungi.

 The mouth is the ‘entrance point’ to the rest of the body.

 Unfortunately, as most dental problems are not symptomatic until the late stages, by the time you visit your dentist, moderate to major dental treatment may be required.

Our recommendation for dental hygiene appointment frequency can vary depending on each patient’s circumstances. After a thorough assessment process including a full periodontal chart with our dental hygienist this may change over the course of care depending on your mouth and gum’s response to your hygiene therapy.

The maximum amount of time between appointments for preventative care is six months. 

If your oral health requires extra attention due to more deep seated gum infections (or the presence of periodontitis), more frequent appointments such as every 3-4 months are recommended.

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