Dental Hygiene Specialist

Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights

Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Good dental hygiene helps you maintain optimal oral health for the long-term. The experienced dental team at Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights provides comprehensive dental cleanings and other non-surgical periodontal cleanings at the office in Brooklyn Heights, New York. They can educate you on how to care for your teeth between visits, too. Call today to schedule your cleaning or use the online tool to book an appointment.

Dental Hygiene Q & A

Why is good dental hygiene so important?

You may take your teeth and your smile for granted until a problem arises. Dental hygiene prevents problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss, which have a serious impact on your health, your wallet, and the look of your smile. 

Oral health issues can also affect your overall health. Gum disease has been linked to systemic inflammation and heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. 

What is involved in professional dental hygiene visits?

When you visit Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights, you receive top-notch care for your teeth. Professional cleanings provided by the experienced hygienists get into areas that you can’t reach with a toothbrush and floss. 

If you should have signs of gum disease, a major cause of tooth loss in adults, the hygienists also provide deep periodontal cleanings to help you heal and preserve your teeth.

Dental hygiene visits also include regular oral X-rays to check for cavities and the health of your teeth below the gum’s surface, as well as fluoride treatments. 

What at-home dental hygiene habits should I develop?

While professional visits go a long way in helping you maintain good oral health, what you do between visits is also important. The team at Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights recommends you brush your teeth two times each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Use a toothbrush that contains fluoride and that’s approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). 

When you brush, get at your soft tissue, too, like the top of your tongue, to remove extra food particles that could cause plaque and bad breath.

Daily flossing is another important step in your oral hygiene routine. Floss all your teeth, even the hard-to-reach ones in the back, to remove bacteria between your teeth. 

Your diet also has an impact on your oral health. Limit sugary treats, like hard candy and soft drinks. Focus instead on nutritious foods like raw vegetables, fruits, plain yogurt, and cheese.

Complement your at-home dental hygiene habits with professional visits to Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights. Call today for an appointment or use the online tool to book.