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Dental Hygiene Appointments

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Dental Hygiene Appointments in Orangeville

Good dental hygiene involves more than just brushing and flossing your teeth at home. Food particles can become trapped between the gums and teeth and harden over time. Flossing can help to remove some of this plaque, but heavy buildup, known as tartar, can damage your teeth and gums over time.

Improve Your Oral Health With Dental Hygiene

It’s crucial to remove stubborn tartar as the buildup can cause gum disease. Your dental hygienist will use special tools to remove tartar that has hardened well below the gum line. Dental scaling is not painful, but you may experience minor bleeding of the gums during the procedure, which usually resolves quickly.

Maintaining Good Hygiene at Home

The best way to prevent plaque buildup in your mouth is to brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night before bed. Your dental hygienist can identify areas of heavy plaque buildup and can advise you on how to clean those areas more thoroughly. If you have questions, your hygienist will be happy to share techniques and tips to improve your oral care.

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