Oral Hygiene is a fundamental specialty in Dentistry. Responsible for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral diseases, it is also determinant in the maintenance of treatments performed in other specialties.
In addition to the detection of caries, gum disease or others, in this appointment the removal of tartar and bacterial plaque is also performed through Scaling and Prophylaxis.
One of the main objectives of Oral Hygiene consultations is the education and promotion of good oral health habits. Maintaining the care recommended by the Oral Hygienist effectively eliminates the residues of food that accumulates in the teeth and gums. These include proper brushing (at least twice a day), use of dental floss and / or the use of elixirs.
Visits to the Oral Hygienist should be regular, at least every six months, to ensure a lasting smile.