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Dental Hygiene

Grace Dental Group

General Dentistry & Family Dentistry located in Fillmore District, San Francisco, CA

Besides great at-home care, the best way to ensure strong, healthy, and white teeth is through professional dental hygiene. At Grace Dental Group, Woo Young Lee, DDS, and Sean Kim, DDS, provide expert routine and preventive care to patients in San Francisco, California, including regular checkups and cleanings. To stay one step ahead of your dental health, call the Fillmore District office or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

Dental Hygiene Q & A

Why should I have regular checkups?

Just as you should see your doctor once a year for a physical exam to ensure that your general health is well looked after, you should likewise have the dentists at Grace Dental Group monitor your dental health annually. This area of your health isn’t only critical for maintaining a beautiful smile, your dental health also has a widespread impact on your overall wellness as your teeth play no small role in your ability to chew and speak.

Annual checkups with one of the dentists at Grace Dental Group ensure that you stay one step ahead of tooth decay and gum disease and greatly improve your chances of safeguarding your teeth against tooth loss. And if you consider that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and 40 million people are missing all of their teeth, a dental checkup that can detect the early signs of oral disease is a good idea.

Why should I have my teeth professionally cleaned?

The professional teeth cleaning services at Grace Dental Group are one of the best weapons you have for maintaining healthy, white teeth. Even with the most vigilant at-home care, plaque and tartar can still build up in those hard-to-reach places, buildup that team at Grace Dental Group can easily remove during your teeth cleaning.

How often should I have my teeth professionally cleaned?

You should have your teeth professionally cleaned at Grace Dental Group twice a year and you can combine one of those cleanings with your annual checkup. In fact, your hygienist is often able to spot potential problems during your teeth cleaning and can direct where the dentist should take a closer look through X-rays and an exam.

How should I take care of my teeth in between checkups?

The care you provide your teeth in between visits at Grace Dental Group is extremely important and should include:

  • Brushing twice a day
  • Rinsing after you eat
  • Flossing once a day

It’s important that you use a soft-bristle toothbrush to keep your enamel intact, and you should avoid “scrubbing” your teeth. Instead, gently brush your teeth with the toothbrush angled at 45 degrees so that the bristles can gently clean up under your gumline.

If you’d like to learn more about the dental hygiene services at Grace Dental Group, call or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.