Dental Hygiene & Teeth Cleaning

Serving Hobbs, Roswell, Southeast New Mexico and West Texas


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Remember that no matter how great your smile appears, aging and wear-and-tear can take their toll on your teeth and gums. At the office of B.J. Henderson, D.D.S., we have made it our mission to promote the crucial role that dental hygiene plays in keeping a healthy smile. Good dental hygiene is a necessity to prevent dental problems and emergencies.

Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)

Taking good care of your teeth and gums is crucial to preventing what is called periodontal disease (disease of the gums). Periodontal disease attacks just below the gum line and causes the attachment of the tooth and its supporting tissues to break down. As gum tissue is damaged, the sulcus (the shallow v-shaped crevice between the tooth and gums) develops into a pocket, and the more severe the disease is the greater the depth of the pocket.

Periodontal disease is classified according to how severe it is. The two main stages of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is not as severe as periodontitis and is reversible. If gingivitis is not properly treated, the more severe gum disease known as periodontitis may develop.

Complete Dental Health = Home Care + Dental Care

If you brush after meals and snacks and floss daily, chances are you are doing your part to prevent bacteria from forming cavities. However, brushing and flossing are not enough to keep plaque from building up over time.

Dr. Henderson is able to deep clean tooth surfaces and grooves with special dental tools for a strong cavity defense. Equally important is the X-ray process, which allows us to spot small areas of decay before they cause serious damage to enamel. Finally, your regular dental visits will allow Dr. Henderson to check for neuromuscular problems, a source of discomfort for many.

Not only do we provide very thorough teeth cleaning and evaluation services, we spend time with each patient to make sure they are practicing good dental hygiene and staying on track with their home care. We hope that you accept your responsibility to keep your teeth and gums clean to avoid decay, and we encourage you to contact your dentist when signs of trouble surface.

Your Personal Hygiene Plan

The elements of home care are learned at an early age. However, we are often surprised to find that many patients underestimate the amount of tooth brushing time needed or frequency of flossing sessions. We find that some patients, especially those with a predisposition for tooth decay, require a more stringent home care and dental care schedule to keep tooth problems at bay.

Great dental hygiene can go far in the prevention of tooth decay, tooth infection, gum recession, and tooth loss. If you think there is room for improvement in your hygiene routine, let our team help you design a structured plan tailored to your dental care needs.

For valuable information on dental hygiene and what you can do to prevent tooth problems, talk to the skilled team at the office of B.J. Henderson, DDS. Please contact our Hobbs, New Mexico dental office today to set up your free smile consultation. We serve patients in and around Southeast New Mexico and West Texas.


B.J. Henderson, DDS
Where we change lives every day, one smile at a time.

575.392.3434
3130 N Grimes St.
Hobbs, NM 88240

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website regarding dental hygiene is not meant to be taken as formal advice. Please contact a qualified dentist in your area for more information. Hobbs general dentist Dr. Henderson serves clients in Hobbs, Carlsbad, Odessa, Roswell, Seminole and surrounding areas in New Mexico. Please contact him today for a dentistry consultation.

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