Dr Hannahan

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Periodontal Disease Prevention

How can we help you?

We are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.

These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our office. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care.

Periodontal Disease Prevention

Coming in for regular cleanings with one of our excellent dental hygienists will help keep your gums in great shape, but what you do at home matters as well. Brush twice daily and floss every evening. Our hygienists will be happy to show you good brushing and flossing technique.

Other steps you can take to prevent gum disease include:

  • Don't smoke or chew tobacco
  • Eat a healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash. We'll be happy to recommend one.
  • If you have a health condition that can affect your dental health such as diabetes, heart disease, or cancer, please let us know so that we can take extra steps to help keep your gums healthy.
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May 11, 2020

We are open! Beginning today, we are resuming our normal business hours. You will find a few changes when you come to the office. We ask that you check in by phone when you arrive and wait in your car for further instructions. We will be taking temperatures with no contact thermometers and ask that you use hand sanitizer when you enter the office. We also ask for your patience when calling and emailing the office to schedule.  We have almost 7 weeks of missed appointments, and we are doing are very best to serve everyone. We are excited to see your smiling faces, again!!!