starts with oral hygiene
We recommend that our patients visit our practice at least every six months to maintain the health and integrity of their smile. During this time Dr. Rogers can perform a number of important treatments and examinations including:
- Professional cleaning to remove deposits of hardened plaque that cannot be removed by brushing alone.
- An oral cancer examination – this is particularly important as pain is not generally an early warning sign of this deadly form of cancer.
- An examination for any other oral diseases including decay or periodontal disease.
How can I maintain my oral health at home?
Between your 6 month visits to our dental practice, it is important for all our valued patients to continue looking after their smiles. This means brushing at least twice daily with a soft bristled toothbrush held at a 45 degree angle at the gum line , and flossing at least once a day to remove any food debris caught between the teeth. Flossing is a vital component of any oral health routine, so it is important you don’t forget this step! Floss right before bed for the best chance at maintaining a healthy mouth as we do not produce enough saliva whilst asleep for our mouth to fight any present bacteria.