Hygiene

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Good oral hygiene keeps your smile looking beautiful and contributes to your overall health and wellness.

Our registered dental hygienists and San Luis Obispo area dentist, Dr. Marcum are committed to keeping your mouth healthy and making your cleaning appointments as comfortable and convenient as possible.

You may have questions regarding your oral health, and we would love to address them with these FAQs.

I brush and floss. Why do I need to have my teeth professionally cleaned?

Brushing and flossing are keys to good oral hygiene, but only professional cleanings can eliminate tartar. That’s why scheduling routine hygiene appointments are vital to your continued oral health.

How often should I have my teeth professionally cleaned?

Some patients build up tartar quicker than others, requiring more frequent cleanings. However, the average patient needs a cleaning about every six months to keep their mouth at optimum health and prevent tartar build up. Our appointments usually take about an hour.

How do regular dental cleanings help my gums?

Professional dental cleanings keep your gums healthy, preventing periodontal disease, which can lead to bone and tooth loss. For patients who have begun to develop periodontal disease, regular cleanings can restore your periodontal health in about a year.

Looking for dentistry in the Templeton area? Call today to schedule your dental cleaning.