Dental hygiene visits involve not only cleaning your teeth, but evaluating your soft tissue. Oral tissues are examined for changes in color or shape. Periodontal tissues are examined for health. Fillings and other restorations such as crowns or bridgework are checked for cavities. Teeth are checked for wear, cracks and looseness. Questions about your oral health can be addressed, including how medications you may take affect your teeth and oral tissues.
To ensure that you maintain great oral health, a personal oral hygiene routine is discussed or reviewed.