What is the role of dental hygiene in overall health?

Dental hygiene is essential not only for oral health but also for overall health. It helps maintain cleanliness and prevents gum disease, infections, and cavities. Practicing good dental hygiene daily is crucial to prevent oral health issues that can affect overall well-being.

How often should I get a dental cleaning?

The most important aspect of dental hygiene is scheduling routine cleanings every six months or once or twice a year.

Why is regular cleaning important?

Dental cleanings are essential to remove debris, tartar, and plaque buildup, ensuring healthy gums and teeth. Regular cleanings help prevent gum disease and cavities, promoting optimal oral health.

What procedures are involved during dental hygiene appointments?

Dental hygiene appointments typically last between forty-five to sixty minutes and include scaling to remove debris, tartar, and plaque. The hygienist or dentist conducts examinations, checks for any issues, and may perform x-rays to ensure oral health. During the cleaning, sensitivity or pain may occur, but the dentist or hygienist addresses this with numbing gel to ensure a comfortable experience.

What at-home practices contribute to good dental hygiene?

Good dental hygiene at home involves brushing and flossing regularly. It's recommended to brush teeth two to three times a day, particularly after meals, and floss once or twice a day to maintain oral health. Consistent daily cleaning practices are essential for preventing oral health issues.

How can individuals schedule dental hygiene appointments?

You can schedule dental hygiene appointments by contacting Burke Dental at (703) 940-9410. Our team will assist in booking appointments with hygienists or dentists. For any additional questions or concerns, please call us. We are happy to help.