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At Bay Dental Group, we have a strong commitment to preventive services and we are pleased to offer several that can prevent or address problems even in their earliest stages.


Hygiene Appointment, Sault Ste. Marie Dentist

Preventive Hygiene

Preventive oral hygiene refers to steps that can be taken to prevent many common dental problems from occurring by ensuring that the health of your smile is continuously maintained.

How do I know if I am maintaining my oral hygiene?

At Bay Dental Group in Sault Ste. Marie, we believe that preventive dental hygiene and oral health care start at home. A strong preventive dental hygiene regimen results in a healthy smile, including fresh breath, bright, clean teeth and pink gums.

Early warning signs such as gums that bleed during brushing or flossing or consistently bad breath are indicators that you should see your dentist. A good oral hygiene regimen helps prevent dental problems such as dental cavities, gingivitis and bad breath.

How can I manage my oral health?

A simple preventive dental hygiene regimen starts with choosing the right toothbrush, regular and proper brushing and proper flossing.

Diet also plays a role in your preventive dental hygiene, both from a strengthening and nourishing perspective and from in moderating sugars and food intake.

How does Bay Dental Group help maintain my oral hygiene?

Beyond brushing, flossing and diet, maintenance and regular visits to Bay Dental Group also play a significant role in preventive dental hygiene.

Regular dental check ups also help with early detection should oral health issues arise, which means you can avoid dental health issues completely, rather than treating them once they've progressed.

Preventive hygiene services offered by Bay Dental Group include:

  • Complete oral health assessment
  • Correct brushing technique instruction
  • Correct flossing technique instruction
  • External examination of head and neck
  • Oral cancer examination and screening
  • Oral prophylaxis (cleaning and polishing)
  • Prenatal oral care guidance

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