Dental Hygiene is the cornerstone of achieving and maintaining proper oral health. It is an essential part of keeping your mouth healthy. Dr. Reno recommends having a cleaning and dental checkup every six months. These regular visits allow our highly trained dental hygienists to remove plaque, tartar, and stain buildup to help prevent future dental problems. It also provides us the opportunity to see if your mouth is showing signs of gum disease (gingivitis) or bone disease (periodontitis). Preventative dentistry such as this greatly reduces the chance of a dental emergency occurring, and it often makes any future treatment more predictable.