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Woman flossing after Hygiene Services at her Puyallup WA dentist

We believe that prevention and education are two of the most important aspects of a successful dental plan. As part of our advanced hygiene services, we evaluate your oral health and determine your level of risk for diseases like tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. We then develop a personally tailored, prevention-based dental plan that includes regular exams and professional cleanings every six months, as well as personalized instructions on how to implement the best at-home oral hygiene practices to preserve the beauty of your natural smile.

Sometimes additional treatments are required to maintain optimum oral health. Our array of hygiene services includes fluoride treatments and sealants, which protect and strengthen vulnerable teeth, and periodontal treatments, which help prevent the progression of periodontal disease and return teeth and gums to a healthy state. Regardless of your needs, you can be assured that all of our hygiene services are performed by highly trained and experienced dental hygienists who are dedicated to supporting and preserving your continued oral health.

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FAQ

How can I maintain good dental hygiene at home?
You don’t have a skilled hygienist to help you maintain your oral health on a daily basis, but by brushing and rinsing at least twice a day and flossing daily, your at-home oral hygiene routine can keep your teeth and gums healthy between your routine dental visits.
What services are performed at a scheduled cleaning?
Services your hygienist will perform during your cleaning include:

  • A review of your dental and medical history
  • An oral cancer screening
  • An evaluation of your overall oral health
  • X-rays to detect decay
  • Removal of stains, plaque, and tartar
  • A fluoride application
  • Sealants
  • Polishing of all teeth
  • At-home oral health education and instruction
How often should I visit the office to maintain good dental hygiene?
Dr. Daniel S. Smith, DDS and Dr. Gregory J. Wetterhus, DDS recommend that you schedule two routine visits each year in order to prevent decay and maintain optimal oral health.
For more information about all of the hygiene services at your Puyallup, WA dentist, please call us at 253.200.5427 and make your appointment today!