Our philosophy here at Bogey Hills Dental- “preventative dentistry, personalized care, clinical excellence” begins with the idea that preventative dentistry is the most important part of what we do every day. It is the best investment you can make toward your future quality of life. Damaged, infected, or lost teeth can cause pain now, but they will also lead to more health problems in the future.
While a dental emergencies can strike at any time, our patients who commit to regular preventive care present with significantly fewer problems over time. Professional cleanings every 3-6 months with our dental hygienist allow us to help keep your teeth at their healthiest. Mineralized plaque, also known as tartar, adheres to certain areas of the teeth, even with the best homecare. These deposits allow millions of harmful bacteria to reside on the teeth. Without regular professional cleanings, they sit undisturbed and produce a flood of toxins into the gums. This often develops into periodontitis, a devastating chronic form of gum disease that can result in the loss of teeth.
At your routine cleaning appointments we can gently remove the tartar deposits from the tooth surfaces. When tartar is regularly removed, the bacteria doesn’t have the opportunity to produce irreversible damage in the form of bone loss and gum recession. Our hygienist use professional-strength polishing paste that removes stain and plaque, leaving your teeth smooth and shiny. The discoloration of your teeth is caused by the settling of stains into the enamel of your teeth. Polishing of the teeth helps slow yellowing by removing surface stains and maintaining a smooth surface for better cleansing.