Regular dental cleanings and checkups are the foundation of good oral health. At Forefront Dentistry, we believe strongly in preventing dental disease and addressing small dental problems before they become larger ones. Preventing problems before they start is one of the ways we try to empower our patients to maintain their oral health.
Because every patient’s mouth is different, our philosophy is to customize a dental hygiene program to each individual patient’s needs. Patient’s with relatively healthy gums may only require a routine cleaning every 6 months. On the other hand, patients with moderate to severe periodontal disease may require a deep cleaning in conjunction with laser-assisted periodontal therapy. In such cases, 3 months intervals are typically needed in order to maintain a patient’s gum health.
At each cleaning appointment, we do complete periodontal charting at no charge to the patient because of our strong belief that educating our patients about their current state of health is the standard of care. We also customize our homecare instructions and our recommendations for dental hygiene aids to the individual patient based on their state of gum health or disease. We view our dental hygiene program as a partnership between our patients and ourselves. Our ultimate goal is to help our patients succeed at maintaining their teeth for a lifetime.