Dental Hygiene


Annette Annette - Dental Hygienist

Our dental hygienists provide comprehensive dental hygiene treatment they increase awareness for prevention and provide access to oral health care. We educate our patients about how the oral cavity is the gate way to whole body health.

Periodontal treatment according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research:

“If you have been told you have periodontal (gum) disease, you’re not alone. Many adults in the U.S. currently have some form of the disease. Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.”

“Mouths can be full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help get rid of plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form “tartar” that brushing doesn’t clean. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar”

periodonal teeth photo

4  Levels of Cleaning:

Level 1 - Healthy Patient Dental Cleaning

Level 2 - Gingival Therapy Cleaning (For patients with gingivitis / early gum disease)

Level 3 - Full Mouth Debrivement

Level 4 - Scaling and Root Cleaning (For patients with periodontal disease)


Gingivitis: is the earliest stage of gum disease:

  • Inflammation of the gums
  • Plaque and tartar build up is present at the gum line
  • Gums are red and puffy
  • Gums may bleed when you brush or floss
  • Bone and fibers holding your teeth in place have not yet been affected.
  • With treatment, gingivitis can be reversed.

 

 


Dental services provided by Dr. Griffin: Click on links in box to learn more about each service.

 

New Patient Offer
Comprehensive Exam & Full Mouth Series X-Rays
Special $125 

 

New Patients Receive Free Teeth Whitening for Life

**To receive whitening for life you must be a
candidate for whitening, be 18 years or older,
and maintain all recall appointments

Offer Expires 06/21/2018