Dental Hygiene

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Elite Dental Group believes that it’s essential that we provide a comprehensive set of treatment options for our patient family. At the heart of our treatment philosophy are patient education and preventative care. These two concepts help to create an essential foundation of oral care and hygiene that will protect your smile for a lifetime. 

Dental Hygiene Visits At Elite Dental Group

A core aspect of lasting oral health is bi-annual visits to the dentist, so any existing concerns or diseases can be identified. Sticking to this schedule ensures that these conditions can be addressed before they become severe. You’ll also receive a full dental cleaning to ensure that your teeth are free from plaque and tartar. During these visits, you’ll undergo a full dental exam, during which you’ll be asked about any medicines you’re on and any oral health concerns you may have. We focus on providing a comfortable and welcoming environment where patients can feel at home. Some concerns that may be discovered during your visit include:

  • Cavities/Tooth Decay
  • Plaque and Tartar Development
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease
  • Bone Disease/ TMJ Disorder
  • Oral Cancer

In addition to checking for oral health concerns like these, you’ll receive instruction on proper oral hygiene practices. Almost everyone has a weak point in their oral hygiene routine, and these visits are an opportunity to course-correct. If any additional treatments are determined to be necessary during your exam, these will be scheduled at the end of the visit. From regular cleanings to more advanced care, the team at Elite Dental Group is here for you.

Good oral hygiene usually isn’t enough to keep your smile bright and healthy. Professional cleanings focus on removing stubborn plaque and hard tartar, or calculus, from your teeth. Tartar can’t be removed through at-home brushing techniques, instead requiring the practiced hand of an expert. When gum disease has been identified, it will often be necessary to perform deep cleaning. This process involves getting between the teeth and gums to remove plaque and tartar that have built up there. This is an important part of reversing gum disease and helping your gingival tissue heal properly.

The Essential Nature of Professional Dental Cleanings

Learn more about the importance of dental hygiene visits by calling our team. They’ll let you know how regular visits to Elite Dental Group can help protect your oral health. If it’s been in excess of six months since your last bi-annual dental visit, reach out to us to schedule a visit today. We’ll arrange a consultation with Dr. Lana Hashim at our offices in Poughkeepsie, NY. During this visit, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Dr. Hashim your questions and receive guidance on lasting dental health. We anticipate adding you to the Elite Dental Group patient family.

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