One of the easiest ways to prevent the decline of your oral health is to maintain a regular schedule of having your teeth cleaned by our dental hygienist. A professional cleaning will minimize the accumulation of plaque and calculus on your teeth. Your hygienist will also provide you with instruction on personalized home care. By working together, we can prevent the advance of gum disease and ensure healthy teeth and a healthy smile in the years ahead. It is important to know that research shows a direct connection between oral health and heart disease as well as other medical conditions. Dr. Smith can aid you in determining the treatment best suited to your specific needs.