We recommend that you visit our office at least once every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam. During this cleaning, we will remove the built-up plaque and tartar that can result in gum disease and tooth decay if left unattended. This cleaning is extremely important because brushing your teeth and flossing—as vital as they are—cannot remove tartar. In extreme cases, gum disease can ultimately lead to the loss of one or more of your natural teeth, gum tissue, and the supporting bone.

Because our dentists are devoted to the health of your smile, our team may further recommend further steps actions to help you prevent these losses. To help you keep your natural teeth healthy and strong, Dr. Downing may recommend a consultation with your to create a personalized hygiene maintenance program. During this meeting, we may recommend a variety of in-office services and give you advice on how to improve your at-home oral hygiene. We will also gladly answer any questions you may have about how these treatments can help you improve your oral health maintenance.

If you have any questions about the benefits personalized dental hygiene in Columbia, South Carolina, we invite you to contact us today. We are excited to help you achieve a healthier smile.