Hygiene Check-upAt the office of Arnold K. Chernoff DDS, we are happy to provide our patients the utmost in oral hygiene care. We want you to know that your comprehensive dental health is our dental team‘s number one goal. Please take a moment to thoroughly review the process of the hygiene continuing care check-up:

  • Examination of teeth to detect decay
  • Inspection of existing fillings and/or crowns for leaks or cracks
  • Evaluation of gum tissue conditions
  • Evaluation of biting patterns
  • Blood pressure screening (if necessary)
  • X-rays for detecting decay, bone loss, and oral pathologies (diseases)
  • Head and neck oral cancer screening
  • Tooth polishing based on the patient’s present oral health conditions
  • Application of fluoride as necessary
  • Proper brushing and flossing instructions
  • Periodontal screening
  • Scaling procedure for individuals in normal/good periodontal health (removes plaque, calculus, and stains to prevent caries and periodontal disease)
  • Presentation of necessary dental treatment
  • Treatment plan for necessary work to be completed
  • Evaluation of cosmetic needs to improve the smile
  • Dietary suggestions as necessary
  • Discussion of recommended time periods between hygiene re-care appointments
  • Referral to specialists (eg. Periodontist, Oral Surgeon, Orthodontist, etc.) as needed
  • Update on advances in dental care to improve the patient’s oral health
  • Instructions on specific plaque control items such as: Proxybrush, Flosser, Perio-Aid, Sonic Care, BreathRx, Peridex, and denture care as needed

Please also refer to related articles that make oral health understanding easy and action clear:

“It’s More Than ‘Just a Cleaning.’ It’s Prevention!” —the condition of teeth and gums can indicate overall health. Find tips for hygiene, dental procedures, and home oral care habits.

“Achieve an Ageless Smile” —tips for keeping teeth and gums younger than years.