Oral Hygiene / Restorative Dentistry Specialist

Wellness Centered Dentistry

Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Redmond, WA

Maintaining good oral hygiene helps you avoid complications like gum disease and restorative dentistry procedures to treat damaged teeth. At Wellness Centered Dentistry, Raymond Hsu, DDS, MAGD, LLSR, offers tips and mentors patients on how to build good oral hygiene habits right from his Redmond, Washington, office. Encouraging regular office visits, Dr. Hsu helps you monitor your overall oral health and detect issues early so they’re easier to treat. If it’s time for your dental visit, call or use the online booking tool today.

Oral Hygiene / Restorative Dentistry Q & A

Why is oral hygiene important?

Your oral hygiene not only affects your teeth and gums, but it can also affect your overall health. Studies have shown that poor oral hygiene can increase your risk of developing medical conditions like heart attack, stroke, and diabetes.

Look out for some of these signs and symptoms that might mean you need to rethink your oral hygiene habits:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Dark red gums
  • Discolored teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Fractured teeth

Oral hygiene is such a critical part of investing in your overall health. Taking it seriously and learning from Dr. Hsu can help you live a happier, healthier, and longer life.

How do I maintain better oral hygiene?

Dr. Hsu recommends brushing with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day and flossing at least once per day. Other things you can do every day to keep good oral hygiene include avoiding tobacco and cutting added sugar from your diet.

A critical part of maintaining better oral hygiene is having regular visits with Dr. Hsu for monitoring and evaluations. During your evaluations, Dr. Hsu keeps track of and informs you about your risk of developing oral health issues. He may see that you need additional restorative dentistry services to restore your natural smile and build confidence. In those cases, he discusses options with you and suggests the best treatment plan.

How can restorative dentistry help me?

Restorative dentistry refers to the study of, diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment of teeth and their supporting structures. Dr. Hsu specializes in the practice of restorative dentistry. He uses standard evaluations, cutting-edge diagnostic tools like X-ray imaging to detect periodontal disease and tooth decay early on and then follows up with innovative treatment methods.

Dr. Hsu offers the following restorative dentistry services to address issues such as damaged, misaligned teeth and gum disease:

  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Periodontics (gum grafts, gum recession issues)
  • Endodontic therapy (root canals)

Good oral hygiene is key to limiting your risk of developing serious oral health issues like gum disease and fractured teeth. Restorative dentistry is how Dr. Hsu helps you deal with problems when they arise. However, oral hygiene is how you prevent those problems from ever occurring.

If you’d like to start developing better oral hygiene habits, call or use the online booking tool and set up an appointment with Dr. Hsu today.