September 19th, 2019
This segment is the beginning of a blog series that will help define and explain common dental terms and procedures, such as Periodontal Therapy, Periodontal Maintenance, and many other topics. Check our blog regularly and feel free to comment and let us know if you have questions.
Routine dental care is dental care provided on a regular basis by a licensed dental hygienist based on individual patient needs. Visits to the dentist’s office may be scheduled every 3, 4 or 6 months, depending on need. Some patients with medical conditions even elect to have dental care more frequently.
During a routine visit, the patient should expect their hygienist to perform the following tasks: take blood pressure screening, record information regarding tissue health (checking for periodontal disease), evaluate images as necessary, remove soft and calcified deposits of bacteria, detect any signs of disease or decay, screen for oral cancer, and apply fluoride as necessary. At the end of the screening, care and cleaning, a dentist will perform a final exam.
Routine dental care ensures your teeth and mouth are clean, healthy and free of discomfort. Many of us know about the importance of preventing cavities and gum disease, but there’s a bigger-picture reason for needing a healthy mouth. Many Americans are battling diseases, and we continue to learn about more threats to our health. Many people may not realize that oral health plays a very important role in preventing and battling disease. That’s because there are more than 7 billion different types of bacteria in our world (some good, some bad), and out of the 7 billion, 6.8 billion of those live in our oral cavity (our mouths!).
In order to regularly receive quality routine dental care, it is very important for a patient to find a complete dental staff they will feel comfortable with. The dentists and staff at Cedar Spring Family Dentistry are here for you, to educate, inform, and listen. Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have. Our staff are educated in dental procedures, dental products, health issues, teeth whitening, cavity prevention and disease prevention. How can we best serve you?