General Hygiene

At Merion Village Dental, we provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages.

But we know that the majority of attention your oral health receives is at home. The habits you develop will dramatically affect the health and longevity of your smile, which is why we are happy to provide our patients with resources, tips and insights to ensure that your smile is always at its best!

Let’s start with the basics.

Routine appointments are the foundation to a healthy mouth and dazzling smile. Our hygiene services will help you build strong healthy habits so you can continue to show off your contagious smile. Some of our services include:

  • Professional plaque and tartar removal for a cleaner smile
  • Stain removal (polishing) for a brighter smile
  • Oral cancer screening to prevent any serious issues from arising in the future
  • Gum disease assessment and education so your smile can last for years to come
  • Oral hygiene and dietary guidance
  • Digital radiographs, as needed to spot any areas of concern
  • Fluoride application to strengthen weak enamel

We recommend most patients have a preventive appointment every six months, for optimum oral health. Putting cleanings off longer than six months can allow excess tartar buildup that can lead to gum disease and bone loss. Regular care also helps us screen for conditions before they cause major problems later on.

Delivering fresh smiles in a friendly way.

An RDH will use gentle ultrasonic instrumentation to vibrate and remove plaque bacteria away from the teeth and gum lines. Hand instrumentation may be used for localized scaling or on younger children. Light polishing removes stains from coffee, tea, or smoking after the teeth have been cleaned. If necessary, we may also recommend a topical fluoride treatment to strengthen your tooth enamel and prevent decay or sensitivity. Most cleaning appointments take no longer than one hour.

Regular preventive care keeps your mouth healthy and disease-free.

We understand that life can get hectic. If it’s been more than 6 months since you’re cleaning, we would love for you to stop in and see us. No matter what your age, everyone is welcome at Merion Village Dental for their preventive dental care.

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