Dental Hygiene & Oral Health

Keep your smile healthy and achieve maximum dental health.

Is Teeth Cleaning Necessary?

For optimal dental hygiene, it is!

Dr. Bodensteiner doing a dental hygiene visit, cleaning a patient's teeth

Teeth cleanings performed by a dental hygienist can prevent periodontal disease or control active periodontal disease.

Professional dental hygiene, along with consistent home care, can keep gums and supporting bone structure healthy.

Our dentist in Visalia, CA recommends:

  • Using an electric or manual soft-bristled toothbrush to remove plaque, food, and debris. Acids are formed in your mouth and mix with foods to form plaque and hard deposits. Brush your teeth for 2-minutes twice a day.

  • Flossing daily under your gums and in between your teeth to remove plaque and food debris.

  • Getting your teeth cleaned a minimum of twice per year. If you have gum disease, you’ll need more frequent cleanings to control periodontitis. Dental cleanings with dental instruments remove soft and hard deposits off all surfaces above and below the gumline. Only dental instruments can scale the deposits off teeth under the gumline.

The Importance of Oral Health

Are you aware of the risks and benefits your smile has?

Lady brushing her teeth

Oral health affects our ability to eat, speak, smile, and show emotions. Oral health also affects a person’s self-esteem, school performance, and attendance at work or school.

Oral diseases can range from cavities and gum disease to oral cancer. Here are some quick facts you should know:

  • If gums and supporting bone are healthy, teeth can last a lifetime.
  • Bleeding gums is a sign of infection.
  • Regular teeth cleaning prevent and control gum disease.
  • Periodontal diseases are mainly the result of infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth.

  • Periodontal disease (gingivitis and periodontitis) can be prevented, but once gum disease is detected, it is either active or controlled. It’s never fully gone!

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 47.2% of adults aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease.

Have a question or concern about your oral health? Give us a call!

Lady brushing her teeth

It is very refreshing to be in the care of such a caring, thoughtful, and extremely efficient dental hygienist...I felt very comfortable and relaxed.

Leona, Actual Patient

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