Dental Hygiene and Teeth Cleaningin Houston, TX
A good dental hygiene regimen is important for maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. By caring for your teeth and gums on a daily basis, you can prevent the development of decay, inflammations, and disease which can compromise both your oral and general health.
Daily brushing and flossing is important, but it is not sufficient to maintain optimal levels of oral health.
It is also important to visit Dr. Heather Fleschler twice a year for general dentistry services such as regularly-scheduled dental exams and teeth cleanings. These dentist visits are crucial for removing plaque and tartar from your teeth and for detecting any oral health conditions in their earliest stages.
Treating Your Whole Mouth
When you visit Dr. Fleschler for your regularly-scheduled visits, you will receive much more than just a teeth cleaning. Dr. Fleschler will treat your whole mouth to ensure you not only enjoy optimal levels of oral health, but also good overall health.
In recent decades, research has found strong evidence of a mouth/body connection. What this means is that your oral health impacts your general health, and your general health impacts your oral health. In fact, studies have shown that gum disease can significantly increase your risk of conditions such as:
- Heart disease
- Premature birth
- Low birth-weight babies
During your dental exams, Dr. Fleschler will perform 5 screenings to evaluate the health of your entire mouth:
- Risk assessment, which includes a blood pressure reading and a thorough review of your medical and health history
- Oral cancer exam, which evaluates the hard and soft tissues
- Periodontal exam, which evaluates the health of the tissue and bone surrounding your teeth
- Restorative exam, which includes digital X-rays and a tour of your mouth with an intraoral camera to evaluate the health of your teeth
- Comprehensive neuromuscular exam, which evaluates the alignment of your bite and checks for TMJ symptoms
A Strong Team of Hygienists
Maintaining optimal levels of dental hygiene is an important part of Dr. Fleschler’s practice. All of the hygienists at our practice have exceptional knowledge and skills. They attend courses at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) each year with Dr. Fleschler to remain current on the most advanced techniques in the field.
LVI is one of the most highly regarded post-graduate dental teaching institutions in the country. As a result of this training, our hygienists are as knowledgeable as Dr. Fleschler regarding the most advanced techniques and technology available to maintain optimal levels of oral health.