If you are scheduled with the hygienist, she will clean your teeth and reevaluate your periodontal condition, calculus, reprobe and chart your pocket depth, and review oral hygiene techniques (with emphasis on regular flossing and proper tooth brushing). Current mouth care treatments include oral rinses with a medicated solution to reduce harmful mouth bacteria that may contribute to periodontal disease and electric toothbrushes for more thorough brushing of hard to reach areas. The hygienist will note areas of concern to the dentist when he/she comes in for the examination.

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