Here at Dr. Kernstock's practice you will get a thorough and gentle cleaning of your teeth by a registered dental hygienist. But we like to go beyond that. We also take the time to help you develop proper home care techniques.
We will also make suggestions for important preventive measures such as dental sealants to prevent decay, or nightguards to protect against TMJ disorders.
We also check carefully for signs of gum disease. Many people don’t realize that this is the primary cause of tooth loss and that it is very preventable. If we see bone loss or pockets developing, we will often recommend a deep cleaning and possibly more frequent cleaning appointments. These methods are very effective in preventing tooth loss.
When you come in to get your teeth cleaning, we will advise you on any problem areas you have and coach you on home care techniques.
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is recommended. Most people do that. But another key factor in preventing dental disease is flossing at least once a day.