Periodontal Care

At Steven Scrivo Periodontist and Dental Implants, we believe that prevention is always better than a cure…

You play the major role in preventing periodontal disease. To keep your teeth for a lifetime, you must remove plaque from your teeth by conscientious brushing and flossing every day. Regular dental visits are equally important. Daily cleaning will keep the formation of calculus to a minimum, but it won’t completely prevent it. A professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist will remove hardened calculus in places that your toothbrush, floss, and other cleaning aids have missed.

Personalized Care Program…

Calculus removal is called scaling. Many dentists use an ultrasonic machine that vibrates the calculus off the teeth and then use hand-held instruments for the final smoothing. Your dentist can design a personalized program of oral home care to meet your specific needs. This program will include proper tooth brushing to thoroughly remove the plaque without harming the teeth or gums. You will also learn to master the technique of flossing.

Find the right fit for you…

A dental visit can also help you select dental care products. There is a wide array of toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouth rinses, and flosses on the market. Oral irrigators, rubber tips and interdental cleaners further widen the choices. Your dentist can help you select those products right for you.

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