Dental Exams & Oral Hygiene
For Healthy Teeth and Gums
Why is oral hygiene so important? Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum disease (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily, along with professional cleanings by a hygienist and regular dental exams. To see a demonstration of proper brushing and flossing techniques, watch our educational videos:
You should visit your dentist every 3-to-6 months as recommended by your dentist for a regular check-up and cleaning. At those times, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums and provide an evaluation of any dental problems and a proposed treatment plan to return your mouth to health.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) and decay are both caused by bacterial plaque. Plaque is a colorless film, which sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth. By thorough daily brushing and flossing you can remove these germs and help prevent periodontal disease.
Patient Reviews for Dental Exam and Teeth Cleaning
Colony Square Dental Associates
- Susan. L
Always very friendly, very comfortable, explain everything that happens.
- Mark L
Great staff, great doctor, comfortable environment - no one could ask for more. Colony Square Dental Associates actually make it fun to go to the dentist. Keep up the phenomenal work!
- Larry B
I have been a patient of Dr. Hochberg and his office for over 30 years. The service is always excellent and the staff very professional. I have had the same hygienist the entire time and our children now see her as well. Our family is always well taken care of and everyone at the front desk always has a smile. I could not ask more more. Thank you for taking care of us all this time!
- Lloyd H
Everything was perfect! Cheryl did a great job with my cleaning and everything was very quick.
- Milly E
Cheryl is fantastic. Entire family now goes to colony square dentist.
- Andrew H
The best dental experience I have EVER had! Dr. Diora was wonderful, nice and made me feel super comfortable. Her assistant was fun, efficient and when they were taking the bite-xrays, it was painless! Angela the hygienist made a visible difference with her skills. The front desk personnel were very helpful and so nice! This was truly the most pleasant experience I have had at a medical/dental office. Thank you all and keep it up!
- Vinita C
Everyone in the office is both cordial and professional.
- William H
I am from Tampa Florida and was sure I would never find another dental office that I loved as much! I was wrong. Dr. Doira and the entire team could not have been more welcoming and kind to me. They all spent time with me and made me feel that I was their only patient. Amazing care. This is a very special practice and I will be referring my family and friends.
- Patricia C
I could not imagine a better dentist than Doctor Hochberg. He and his staff are superb. I always leave my appointment feeling cared for, and nourished.
- Randy K
I've been a patient of Dr. Hochberg for over 30 years. The friendliness of the staff and quality of care have been outstanding throughout.
- Andrea Z
The Colony Square staff is always above and beyond friendly. I have been a patient for over 20 years and have had several emergency appointments and they are always accommodating and available even after normal business hours. Very professional and up to date on all of the new technology.
- Joseph S
Cheryl always does a great and thorough job with my cleaning and dental exam and explaining things to me.
- Brian L
Everyone at Colony Square Dental are extremely friendly and professional.
- Richard K
The hygienist (Angela) did great and mercifully painless work with my cleaning, and Dr. Diora gave very helpful advice in response to a couple of questions I had.
- Michael S
I came to Colony Square Dental with a litany of problems from poor past dental work and living in a remote area overseas where there was no dentistry. Dr. Hochberg and his dental hygienist, Karen, made a plan. My teeth, and my gums in particular, are showing remarkable health. I believe their knowledge and experience and have enormous trust in this practice. Dr. Hochberg was recently elected as President of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID.) The staff is great. Give them a try if you're thinking about a healthy mouth and teeth. (No, I'm not a relative!)
- Bassarab A
The staff is always cheerful and polite. I know what to expect when I come and that is that my needs will be considered and cared for. I also really like the artwork on the walls.
- Amanda R
I've been coming to Karen for 15 years. Very satisfied.
- Shelley W
The staff and Doc are efficient, friendly and cool.
- Norman A
Cheryl is awesome and I always enjoy my visit! Excellent dental care is given and everyone is so welcoming!
- Pamela R