Dr. Douglas Johnston, DDS recommends that you see us every six-months for a cleaning, exam and oral cancer screening. These are essential preventative care actions that allow us to detect problems early and help you maintain optimal oral health. Our hygienists provide regular dental cleanings and deep cleanings, as well as one-on-one instruction regarding brushing, flossing, and home-care products. Our hygienists will help maintain healthy gums and ward off gum disease. Gum disease is closely linked to significant health issues. About 80% of the population faces some level of gum disease, and prompt, effective treatment is the best way to preserve good oral health. Children’s preventative care- We work closely with parents to assist in building a healthy foundation for healthy teeth and gums for life.
Brushing and flossing at home, while certainly an essential preventive care practice, will not remove bacteria from hard-to-reach areas in your mouth. You need regular, professional cleanings to get rid of stubborn tartar above and below the gumline. During your cleaning appointment, our hygienist will use special tools to remove plaque and bacteria from every surface of your teeth. Your teeth will also be polished to keep them smooth and prevent bacteria from sticking to the enamel.
Digital X-rays and Imaging
Dr. Johnston and staff use advanced digital X-rays and imaging for safe and accurate evaluation. Low-radiation digital X-rays can also be easily stored, transmitted, and enhanced for emphasis. This is a great way to see your mouth in detail and learn how dental treatment can improve for your smile makeover.
Along with dental cleaning and X-rays, checkups at our dental office also include oral cancer screening, a visual examination of your teeth and gums, and instruction on proper oral hygiene. We recommend that you visit us twice a year for a dental checkup, not just for you, but for your family dentistry, too. Patients with an increased risk of cavities and gum disease should visit us more frequently.