Clean teeth are healthier teeth
Sparkling clean with fewer stains: your teeth after a cleaning
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Prevention is less costly than the cure
Plaque is a sticky, soft film that contains harmful bacteria. It can cause tooth decay.
Tartar is the result of build-up of plaque and can result in gum disease such as gingivitis.
During your teeth cleaning plaque and tartar are removed, eliminating a source of infection from your teeth and gums.
Appointments can range from a single visit lasting 30-60 minutes up to several appointments, depending on the condition of your gums and the amount of build-up since your last cleaning.
Dental cleaning by our hygienists can range from a single appointment lasting 30-60 minutes up to several appointments. This depends on the amount of plaque and tartar you have built up since your last cleaning. The procedure includes:
If you have considerable build up or inflammation, we can provide deep cleaning with freezing to enhance your comfort and facilitate a thorough cleaning.
During your visit, our Red Deer hygienist will take some essential steps to thoroughly clean your teeth. This what you can expect:
They conduct a physical examination of your entire mouth. With a small mirror, your teeth and gum are inspected for any signs of gingivitis or other possible concerns. If no problem is detected, the cleaning can proceed.
Using the small mirror, they use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar in and around your gumline and teeth. The more tartar found in your mouth, the longer the process.
When the tartar is completely removed, they brush your teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush.
Flossing regularly at home is good, but a professional flossing session is something else altogether. A dental hygienist has the skill to floss all corners of your teeth. If there is leftover plaque or toothpaste from the earlier cleaning process, a professional floss removes them effectively.
A fluoride treatment is often recommended to strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.
Our hygienist will advise you on how to be more effective in brushing and flossing your teeth, particularly in parts of the mouth that are problem areas for you.
Remember, a professional teeth cleaning session can only do so much; you need to follow up with regular care. Here are some ways to properly take care of your teeth and gums:
Start by brushing your teeth twice daily for at least two minutes at a time. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and create gentle circles. Soft-bristled toothbrushes and fluoride toothpastes are the best options, unless it is for a child younger than three years old.
Flossing helps to remove particles and plaque from places in between your teeth.
Teeth cleanings can have a long-lasting positive effect on your oral health. For most of our patients we recommended it be done twice a year. The key is to keep returning for regular teeth cleanings to prevent further build-up of tartar and plaque.
Protective treatments such as dental sealants help to prevent tooth decay.
Try to eat a diet that's low in sugars and carbohydrates. Eat snack foods such as nuts and vegetables.
Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption can have negative effects on teeth and oral structures. They can cause health issues such as cancer, heart disease, and gum disease.