Regular practice of oral hygiene habits is highly important when it comes to the health of your teeth and gums. Daily brushing and flossing at home strengthens your smile while dental cleanings and oral examinations in the office allow our dentist to monitor potential issues.
Proper preventive care can help you to avoid the need for restorative procedures down the road. Ask our dentist or dental hygienists about the easy steps you can take to improve your oral care routine - we love giving useful advice!
A teeth cleaning is recommended every six months, unless specified otherwise. One of our dental hygienists will perform the straightforward cleaning and will check your teeth and gums for any immediate concerns before working to remove plaque. If it is found that you are missing certain areas at home, we’ll give you helpful tips to ensure a more thorough clean.
Gum disease can occur in multiple stages. A mild and reversible form, gingivitis, causes redness and inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress intowhich is irreversible and requires regular deep cleaning to manage. Dr. Lesinski can restore your gum health with an array of treatments that will work to prevent tooth loss.
To be proactive and get a complete idea of your oral health, it is necessary to perform an oral examination and take digital X-rays. During the exam, our dentist will look for signs of oral cancer, cavities, gum disease, and any other abnormalities. A series of X-rays will also be taken to show what is not as easily detected with the naked eye.
Take Charge of Your Oral Health
The condition of your teeth and gums can be an indicator of your overall health. Dedicating time each day to brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash can greatly reduce plaque buildup and prevent harmful cavities.
Our family dentist in Washington, MI, encourages patients to receive a teeth cleaning and oral examination every six months. To make an appointment for you or a family member, call Washington Family Dental at (586) 752-4545 or contact us online.