Visiting your dental hygienist is an important part of maintaining or improving your oral and overall health. Your dental hygienist is an oral health professional whose area of expertise focuses on preventative oral healthcare. Our dental hygienists work with Dr. Caffey-Earle and associates to provide optimal oral healthcare to our patients. Good oral and dental hygiene can help you avoid cavities and tooth decay. Routine x-rays, cleanings and exams by your doctors are necessary in catching and preventing tooth decay.
We recommend cleanings 2 times per year with x-rays and doctor exam to be completed at least once per year. The hygienist will give oral hygiene instructions and recommend if fluoride or sealants are necessary. Dental sealants are an excellent way to prevent cavities. The biting surface of our teeth is one of the most susceptible surfaces prone to decay. These surfaces have deep grooves, pits and fissures which makes it very difficult to thoroughly clean. By sealing this part of the tooth with a flowable resin material, it prevents bacteria from being able to access, grow and cause tooth decay. Fluoride helps prevent cavities in children and adults by making the outer surface of your teeth (enamel) more resistant to acid attacks that cause tooth decay.
We would love to partner with you to maintain a healthy, cavity-free smile.