Preventive care & hygiene
When we see a new patient, our first goal is to eliminate any pain that person is feeling, restore oral health, and correct any esthetic imperfections that may be present. However, we don't lose interest once you achieve a healthy, dazzling smile
. In fact, one of the most important services we provide is preventive care, to help you preserve the appearance and health of your smile
. We provide customized Gum Therapy plans based on your individual needs to get your gums healthy and reduce the progression of periodontal disease.
Cleaning & More
Your hygiene visits include:
- Teeth Cleaning - Your hygienist has the training and specially designed tools to clean the nooks, crannies, pits, fissures, and areas below the gum line. Professional teeth cleaning removes hardened calculus as well as plaque. A toothbrush and floss only remove plaque.
- Polishing - This helps remove stains, and smooths the surface of the enamel. Polished teeth appear brighter, for a sparkling smile.
- Education - No, we don't mean lectures! We are your partners in great smiles, and we want to work with you every step of the way. That includes helping you better understand your own oral health, including any unique challenges that you face. Your regular visit is your opportunity to ask questions, learn something interesting, and enjoy a healthier smile for your efforts.
- Examination - A checkup might not sound very important, but early detection facilitates conservative, effective treatment with most conditions. Brushing and flossing are crucial for preventing cavities and gum disease, but these measures alone do not guarantee oral health. We use VELscope diagnostic tools, including an intraoral camera and digital x-rays, for early detection of potential oral disease.
What You Can Do
Maintaining your fantastic smile is a team effort
, and you are one of the most important members of that team. We can't see you every day, so your at-home hygiene is crucial. How and when you brush and floss are just as important as how frequently. Your hygienist will teach you the most effective, efficient techniques. We will be happy to help you choose the best hygiene products for your specific oral health concerns. We want to be your partners in great oral health
. Together, we can keep your smile spectacular for life. Call us at 905.581.4436 and schedule an appointment today.