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(219) 250-1163
809 Wall Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383

Importance of Regular Dental Cleanings & Exams - Valparaiso, IN

Benefits of Hygiene Appointments
Woman smiling after her dental cleaning
•  Prevent cavities and tooth loss: many conditions can be diagnosed and conservatively treated before they become unpleasant, time-consuming, expensive and potentially harmful to your overall health
•  Prevent tooth loss: research indicates that patients are more likely to have healthier gums, bones and keep their teeth significantly longer if seen routinely by their hygienist
•  Boost your overall health: good oral health can affect your ability to properly chew and digest your food, and prevent serious nutritional and systemic problems such as diabetes, stomach disorders and heart diseases
•  Brighten your smile: good oral health can affect your appearance, self-confidence and overall well-being
•  Freshen your breath: good oral health is the best way to prevent persistent bad breath caused by the bacteria underneath your gums
•  Oral hygiene instructions: our hygienist will provide every patient proper oral hygiene instructions and techniques

What does our hygienist do during your visit?
•  Review and evaluate your health history and dental history
•  Our hygienist is specially trained and licensed to administer local anesthetic if needed during your appointment
•  Screen for intra-oral and extra-oral cancer
•  Screen for your risk of developing dental decay with our state of the art screening methods and technology
•  Screen for dental decay using state of the art technology
•  Look for any dental problems, including: cavities, broken fillings, compromised fillings and teeth, gum inflammation, gum disease and any other issues that can be treated before they become more serious
•  Screen for mouth-body correlations such as diabetes, heart disease, vitamin deficiencies, acid-reflux and several others
•  Demonstrate and reinforce proper oral hygiene techniques
•  Educate you on evidence based hygiene rinses and hygiene products
•  Take digital x-rays
•  Remove any bacteria, plaque and tarter above and below your gum line with ultrasonic instrumentation
•  Polish your teeth
•  Apply cavity prevention medications
•  Apply medication, if indicated, below your gums to slow down the breakdown of bone and gum tissue associated with periodontal disease
•  Discuss the benefits of nutrition and good oral health
•  Counsel on the link between diet, nutrition and oral health
•  Develop a personalized oral health plan

At Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics, our dental hygienist has an essential role in our patients' oral health and well-being, and our patients agree!

To schedule an appointment please call (219) 250-1163
Michael Drone Dentistry & Prosthodontics
809 Wall Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
PH: (219) 250-1163
Northwest Indiana
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