In order to have a top-notch oral health, there are a couple of things you need to do, which include attending dental cleanings regularly and participating in an oral hygiene routine every day.
Our dentist, Dr. Denise M. Walthour, strongly recommends coming into Powell Boulevard Dental every six months for a professional dental cleaning. During these appointments, we will scrape the surfaces of your teeth to eliminate the plaque that resides. This is a very important technique because it destroys the risks associated with gum disease and periodontal disease. We will also wash, rinse, floss, and polish your teeth. To finish the cleaning, we will give you a fluoride treatment, which will be in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. We will place the fluoride in your mouth and ask you to wait for a few minutes. During this time, the fluoride minerals will soak into your teeth and give them the strength they need to fight off bacteria, decay, and infection. When the time is up, we will rinse your mouth and send you on your way.
We also strongly recommend participating in daily oral hygiene routines. These routines should include brushing your teeth every morning and every night, flossing once a day, and using a fluoride treatment or mouth rinse daily. This routine is very beneficial because it cleans your teeth everyday and keeps them healthy and strong.
To learn more about dental cleanings and oral hygiene in Portland, Oregon, call our office now!