Experienced dentist in Pembroke Pines, FL emphasizes value of dental hygiene
Most adults will get 32 teeth. Dr. Milton Ruiz and his hygiene team at Pines Dental Associates are dedicated to helping patients in the Pembroke Pines, FL area keep as many of their teeth as possible, for life. Oral hygiene – in and out of the dental office – plays a big role in achieving that goal.
Why protect teeth?
Thirty-two sounds like a lot of teeth. Yet except for third molars (“wisdom teeth” are something of an evolutionary holdover), you need all of them:
- Each tooth is designed to serve a specific purpose in processing food for efficient digestion that nourishes your body.
- A healthy mouth reduces the risk of many whole-body wellness issues.
- Teeth contribute to clear breathing, essential for restful sleep.
- Straight teeth foster balanced bite that keeps your jaw joint comfortable.
- Teeth also help you communicate with others, verbally and non-verbally when you smile.
Let’s work together to keep your teeth in great shape, so you love the smile you see in the mirror.
Dental hygiene in Pembroke Pines, FL – what to expect
A hygiene visit at Pines Dental Associates is a relaxing experience. One of our trained hygienists gently removes the sticky film of bacterial plaque, and build-up of hardened tartar at the gumline (which can be the start of gum disease). The hygienist gives extra attention to spaces between teeth and crevices you cannot access with a brush and floss. Surface stains are removed, and a final polish leaves teeth gleaming.
Dr. Ruiz carefully examines teeth and soft tissues, watchful for early signs of potential problems. He may suggest Panorex or digital X-rays for a closer look at what is going on inside oral structures. Oral cancer screening is included in his evaluation.
Regular checkups are your opportunity to ask questions about your oral condition, for advice on hygiene products, or to get a hands-on demonstration of proper brushing and flossing technique. It is also the best time to consider topical fluoride treatment or dental sealants for additional protection against tooth decay (for kids or adults), or in-office teeth whitening to brighten your smile.
Countless people lose teeth unnecessarily or encounter extensive and expensive dental repairs that could have been avoided with good hygiene. Call (954) 715-4660 for a true partner in oral health – Pines Dental Associates.