Dental Hygiene Specialist

Vivian Rose Kunstmann, DDS, PA

General Family Dentist located in Boca Raton, FL

Maintaining excellent dental hygiene is one of the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Turn to Vivian Rose Kunstmann, DDS, and her skilled team for all your dental hygiene needs at her Boca Raton, Florida, practice. It’s more than just brushing and flossing at home. Getting regular professional cleanings, and, in some cases, deeper cleanings called root planing from the dental team helps remove harmful bacteria from the hard-to-reach areas near your gum line. To set up your next cleaning, call the office or book a visit online today.

Dental Hygiene Q & A

Why is dental hygiene so important? 

Dental hygiene is important because it’s the key to your preventive oral health care. If you neglect to brush and floss regularly, you increase your risk of problems, such as tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and bone loss. 

Also, practicing good dental hygiene is important for your long term oral health. It helps dramatically lower your risk of needing invasive, expensive, and time-consuming dental procedures. So, good dental hygiene can save you time and money. 

Developing sound dental hygiene habits at a young age is one of the practices Dr. Kunstmann emphasizes to her patients. If you learn how to care for your teeth early on, the odds are quite good that you’ll be able to enjoy healthy teeth and gums for a long time. 

How can I care for my dental hygiene at home? 

Brushing and flossing regularly with good technique is the best way to care for your dental hygiene at home. This will help you get rid of harmful bacteria in and around your gum line. During your regular checkups, your Vivian Rose Kunstmann, DDS, the provider can help you evaluate your brushing and flossing. If the team notices any issues, they may offer tips on how to improve your brushing and flossing technique. 

It’s also helpful to develop good nutritional habits. For example, eating a low-sugar diet and avoiding candies and sugary drinks is a great way to help care for your teeth and limit your risk of tooth decay and cavities. 

What professional services address my dental hygiene? 

At the office, Dr. Kunstmann helps with regular dental hygiene maintenance and professional cleanings. These cleanings will effectively get rid of plaque and tartar in hard-to-reach places in and around your gum line. These professional cleanings are supplementary to your at-home dental hygiene care and are essential. 

Vivian Rose Kunstmann, DDS, recommends coming in twice a year for professional cleanings. However, depending on your oral health history, the dental team may recommend coming in more frequently for cleanings. 

For patients with more severe dental hygiene issues, the team also offer root planing — a more involved cleaning procedure that gets all the way to the roots of your teeth and far beneath your gum line. This type of deep cleaning is often used to help reverse the effects of gum disease. 

To learn more about dental hygiene or to schedule your next cleaning at Vivian Rose Kunstmann, DDS, call the office or book an appointment online today.