Proper oral hygiene is essential for excellent dental health. A daily
oral hygiene regimen including proper brushing, daily flossing, and a
healthy diet, is needed to remove the plaque that causes tooth decay and
gum disease. However, regardless of how well you practice oral hygiene
at home, regular dental visits every six months are essential to your
A professional dental cleaning will remove dental tartar that you cannot remove on your own and is recommended at least every six months for most individuals. These bi-annual checkups can also result in less extensive and less expensive treatment for dental conditions that may develop, and help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. An exam is not only a good time for a check-up, but also a time to review home care techniques. During a regular preventive appointment at Horvath Family Dentistry, you will receive a thorough hygiene cleaning and a dental exam to check for cavities and other conditions. You may also receive X-rays. If necessary, an in-office fluoride treatment may be recommended.