hygiene & cleanings

Hygiene & Cleaning – Meet Our Hygiene Team

Your oral and periodontal health are important to all of us here at Deerfield Family Dentistry. Dr. Pike and her staff are committed to offering the best personal service and the highest quality dental care. The most important way to ensure excellent oral health is with a personal dental hygiene routine which includes regular (twice a year) in office cleanings. At Deerfield Family Dentistry we can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and your smile sparkling.

Your pearly whites should certainly sparkle, but they aren’t the only important part of your mouth, don’t forget about… your gums! Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. If your gums are sub-par we provide periodontal (official word for gums) cleanings and treatment.  

Each regular checkup at Deerfield Family Dentistry will include an oral cancer screening. The inside of the mouth (tongue, gums, cheeks) will be checked for any unusual bumps, lesions, or swelling. If Dr. Pike detects any abnormalities you will be referred to a specialist. It’s important to identify any possible problem areas before they develop into more serious health issues. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, you are at greater risk, so it’s very important to have regular screenings when you visit us at Deerfield Family Dentistry.