At Dental Designs of Maryland – Hanover, MD, our team of dental hygienists has over fifty years of combined experience in oral hygiene. That means that you can depend on us to clean your teeth and gums properly, but we also give you instructions and advice to keep your teeth as clean as possible. We also create a customized dental plan for each of our patients to ensure that their dental needs are met. If you’re interested in learning more about dental hygiene services in Hanover, MD, reach out to us online or call 443.733.6879 and learn more about our dental services.
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Our Dental Hygiene Services
Typically, appointments for dental hygiene at Dental Designs of Maryland – Hanover, MD are scheduled for every six months. These appointments include:
- A thorough cleaning
- Updated yearly diagnostic radiographs
- An oral cancer screening
- A periodontic exam
- Oral hygiene counseling for home dental care
Some of our patients with periodontal issues might need to be more closely monitored, so our team might recommend that they come back more often than every six months. We want to ensure that any periodontal issues don’t get any worse over time.
Low Radiation Digital Radiographs
Our Dental Designs of Maryland – Hanover, MD team uses the latest in dental technology for the safety and comfort of our patients. That’s why we use an all-digital radiographic system in our treatment suites. We prefer to use digital radiographs over traditional ones because they produce a digital image quickly, instead of waiting for film to be developed. These images are incredibly clear, which helps our team diagnose any dental issues our patients have. Also, digital radiographs produce a lower amount of radiation than older models.
Fluoride treatment is an excellent way to fight cavities. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps to strengthen the enamel of the teeth, which helps to prevent cavities. This type of treatment is especially beneficial for children because fluoride treatment is perfect for teeth that are still developing. Our team also believes that some of our adult patients might benefit from fluoride treatment as well.
Deep Gum Treatment
Another of our dental hygiene services is deep gum treatment. The gums are treated through a process known as scaling and root planing, which is a restorative dental procedure to remove plaque and tartar above and below the gum line. Deep gum treatment is recommended for patients with damaged gums, bones, or tissue due to periodontal disease, also known as periodontitis. Through a combination of physical debridement using our piezoelectric handpieces and antimicrobial irrigation placed under the gum, our Dental Designs of Maryland – Hanover, MD team will ensure that your mouth is restored to its best.
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Occlusal Orthotic Guards
Another common dental condition that our team treats is bruxism. Bruxism causes people to chronically clench their teeth, which wears down the teeth and other structures in the mouth. Mouthguards are an excellent way for people with bruxism to prevent this wear and tear on their oral health. When patients choose to wear mouthguards, it takes two appointments for the mouthguards to be ready. The first visit is for models of the teeth and the second visit is for fitting. This ensures that the mouthguards are a perfect fit.
Cavity Protection for Kids Young and Old
Dental sealants are often recommended for our patients. There are many benefits of dental sealants, including:
- Cavity protection for all members of the family
- Proven to be effective in preventing cavities
- A short application time, typically fifteen to twenty minutes