Personalized Hygiene Care in Hermitage, PA
Essential dental services like cleanings and exams at our Hermitage dental office are the foundation for maintaining excellent oral health. Both allow us to monitor the condition of your teeth so we can correct problems while they are still minor and easy to fix.
At Thomas Family Dentistry, we are proud of the long-lasting relationships we have built with our patients by delivering exceptional oral health care for over 20 years. We do everything possible to make you feel like a member of our family because we would expect nothing less for our own families.
The Importance of Routine Dental Care
If you’re already taking good care of your teeth and following a proper oral hygiene routine, you may wonder why it’s so important to see us for routine professional cleanings and exams.
These regular visits are the best possible way for us to make sure that your family’s teeth stay healthy and disease free. When it comes to dental care, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure!
The Importance of Dental Cleanings
We all know the importance of proper oral hygiene for dental health, but did you know that the health of your teeth and gums can have an impact on your overall health?
Periodontal disease (gum disease) has become an enormous problem that affects millions of people in the U.S. Gum disease can not only lead to tooth loss, but it has also been linked to more serious health threats like heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications.
No matter how thorough you are with your oral hygiene, you still need routine dental cleanings to get your teeth really clean. Plaque and tartar build up on and between your teeth and under your gumline. This build-up can only be removed by a trained hygienist.
Our dental hygienist will use specialized instruments to gently remove plaque and tartar from your teeth that you cannot get rid of with brushing and flossing. Twice-yearly cleanings help us stay one step ahead of gum disease and all the problems it can create.
Convenient Family Dental Treatments
If you’ve got a big family, you know what a challenge it can be to fit routine cleaning appointments into your busy daily schedules.
At Thomas Family Dentistry, we know how vital these appointments are, so we take the extra step of offering family cleanings. That’s right; we’ll block off enough time so that everyone in your family (up to four family members), from the youngest to most senior, can come in and receive this critical care during one convenient appointment.
No more juggling schedules to receive the necessary treatments that are critical to your family’s health.
Please Call to Arrange Your Next Dental Cleaning
Would you like to learn more about our convenient, personalized family oral hygiene care? Please call our Hermitage dental office, and a member of our team will be happy to help you arrange your next family appointment.
Fluoride Varnish Post Operative Instructions
Please follow these instructions following your fluoride varnish treatment
- Fluoride varnish will remain on your teeth for approximately 4-6 hours. Please follow the guidelines below during that time only:
- Do not brush or floss.
- Avoid hot beverages.
- Avoid hard or crunchy foods.
- Avoid products containing alcohol.
- Avoid other “over the counter” fluoride items such as toothpaste, gels, and rinses.
- Please resume the activities above following the expiration of the 6-hour window.
- DO NOT use your prescription fluoride medications such as Gel-Kam or Periomed for three days AFTER treatment.
- A thorough brushing and flossing of your teeth (after the six hours window) will remove any remaining traces of your fluoride varnish.