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Does my Dentist Know?    

female thinking black and white - Dentist - Dental Implants - Delaware & Lewis Center, OH

Can my dentist tell if I brush and floss? YES! And so can your Hygienist. If you don't brush and floss regularly and effectively, then what we'll typically see visually are red/swollen/bleeding gums, more root decay, and more plaque/tartar accumulation.  On x-rays, we can also detect tartar below the gum line, in-between cavities and bone loss...all indicators of the need to improve home care brushing and flossing.