There is a strong systemic link between your mouth and the rest of your body. Heart disease and diabetes can cause problems in our mouth such as puffy tissues that can easily bleed. Certain medications can also cause issues like dry mouth and tissue concerns. Studies have shown that keeping your mouth healthy is important for your overall health.
The dental hygienists in Dr Ash’s office will help you achieve optimal periodontal health. Whether you need your teeth cleaned twice a year, or more, our hygienists are here for you. The plaque and calculus we remove from your teeth contain all kinds of bacteria. Cleaning your teeth regularly reduces the bacterial threat to the rest of your body.
It is important that your children get their teeth cleaned and checked regularly. Our staff is great with kids, and would love to work with yours. We encourage our patients to have their teeth cleaned and examined twice a year. If your hygienist spots a problem during a cleaning visit we can take care of it quickly. A small cavity caught early is a lot easier to fix than a big one, and it costs a lot less.
Your hygienist is also qualified to spot issues with gum and mouth tissues.