In the video, your dental hygienist, Christine Birchfield, RDH discusses the link between your oral health and systemic diseases.

Regular Prophylaxis (dental cleanings) can help prevent cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss caused by dental disease. Regular cleanings can prevent the need for more costly dental treatment like fillings or crowns.

During a cleaning the Hygienist will remove plaque and tarter before they go below the gum line and cause and infection.

Proper oral hygiene care can help prevent serious systemic diseases, i.e. diseases in other parts of your body. Visiting the dental hygienist on a regular basis can help prevent the kind of serious systemic problems caused by poor dental health.

It is important to maintain your routine dental care visits and improve upon your own daily oral hygiene to help protect your overall health. So please be sure to see your dentist, Dr. Danny Poore, and your Dental Hygienist, Christine, on a regular basis.