Oral Hygiene

Why is oral hygiene so important?

The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by thorough tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily.

Periodontal disease and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gumline. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.

Professional Cleaning

Any soreness you experience should gradually subside within a few days of your appointment. If gum soreness or swelling persists, call our office immediately at 530-756-7400. Your comfort and care is our top priority

Daily brushing and flossing will keep plaque and dental calculus (tartar build-up) to a minimum, but a professional cleaning will remove calculus in places your toothbrush and floss have missed. This visit with your hygienist is an important part of your program to maintain optimal oral health by preventing gum disease and tooth decay. During your professional cleaning, your hygienist will review brushing and flossing techniques. There are so many products on the market it can become confusing and choosing between all the products can be difficult. Your hygienist will recommend any specific dental aids needed to help you maintain your healthy teeth and gums.