Dental hygiene is at the core of great oral health. Our hygiene appointments focus on prophylaxis, the fancy name for professional dental cleanings. During this deep clean, the hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from between the teeth and on the enamel surface, brightening your smile and keeping it healthy. We use Cavitron, Piezo, and other sonic scalers to ensure a thorough cleaning. We also stress the importance of infection control, sterilizing every piece of reusable equipment and following all OSHA, EPA, and CDC recommendations. The care you take at home is just as important as the services the doctor performs and should be thoroughly understood. That’s why we emphasize home-cleaning routines – from how to brush and floss, to the toothbrush you should use – and are happy to answer any questions and make adjustments to your home-care habits.