Dental Hygiene & Teeth Cleanings | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

Your Downtown Calgary Choice for Hygiene/teeth cleanings!

Dental Hygiene & Teeth Cleanings | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

Whether you have healthy teeth and gums, or are in an advanced stage of periodontal disease, CORE Dental is here for you! While regular home maintenance and teeth cleaning is important for overall dental health and wellness, it focuses only on areas of teeth above the gum line. A professional cleaning is able to clean the teeth not only above the gum line, but also below the gum line as well. It is only through hygiene/teeth cleanings above AND below the gum line that teeth are able to stay clean and healthy! Let CORE Dental provide you with the personal and professional care you need, so you can achieve optimal oral health.

What Happens at a Dental Hygiene Appointment?

  • A complete periodontal assessment, looking at your overall oral health (including the removal of bacteria from beneath the gums)
  • Checking for the existence of any gum recession
  • Checking for the presence of any gingivitis or periodontitis
  • Polishing teeth to remove any surface stains or deposits, called tartar or calculus
  • Scaling your teeth, which removes bacteria and tartar from the surface of teeth and beneath the gums. Depending on your scaling needs, it can be performed using traditional hand scaler instruments, or an ultrasonic device that uses super-fast vibrations and water to remove deposits
  • Root Planing to smooth surfaces of the roots. This discourages additional buildup of tartar and bacteria moving forward, and it removes bacteria byproducts that add to inflammation and delay healing or reattachment of the gum to the tooth surfaces. Depending on your root planing needs, it can be performed using traditional hand scaler instruments, a laser, or an ultrasonic device that uses super-fast vibrations to remove deposits
  • Antibiotics if there is a bacterial infection found.
  • Fluoride treatment (if chosen) to help prevent cavities and harden enamel in weak areas
  • An extra-oral exam at least once a year to check the head, neck, and jaw areas for confirmation of health.
  • An intra-oral exam to check the gum tissues, tongue, and lips for confirmation of health
  • Digital x-rays where needed. Your dentist may require a more detailed summary of your oral health or want to take a closer look in order to identify any problems or to maintain your previous dental work form and function.
  • We’ll ask questions about your current method of home oral care, such as how often you brush your teeth, whether you use toothpaste with fluoride, whether you floss etc.  With the information you provide us, we can offer suggestions on how to improve your habits to promote optimum oral health.
Dental Hygiene & Teeth Cleanings | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

How Often should I get a Regular Dental Hygiene Checkup?

Dental Hygiene & Teeth Cleanings | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

CORE Dental recommends our patients get professional complete dental exams and teeth cleanings a minimum of once a year. We recommend getting teeth professionally cleaned twice a year as a preventative measure, and every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers or patients with certain chronic conditions. Each person is different however, and you should consult with the CORE Dental team to determine how often you should be examined. It may be suggested that you visit more often based on factors like smoking, frequency of cavities, and genetic susceptibility to tooth and tooth decay as well as gum disease.

Why Get Regular Dental Exams?

Dental Hygiene | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

Regular dental cleanings and exams allow your dentist to evaluate your current method of home dental care, offer suggestions for future care to better protect you from complications like cavities and gum disease, and keep your teeth and smile healthy and clean from top to bottom! Regular dental exams allow us to see problems early on so they can be fixed and treated quickly and easily before they become more serious.

Dental Hygiene | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary
Dental Hygiene | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary

Benefits of Regular Professional Teeth Cleanings

Dental Hygiene | Core Dental | General & Family Dentist | Downtown Calgary
  • Plaque removal
  • A healthier looking smile
  • Fresher breath
  • Saving Money as prevention is easier than repairs

At CORE Dental we are passionate about oral health, and we are committed to helping you and your family on the road to a lifetime of healthy teeth and smiles! If you have any questions about your dental hygiene, or you would like to set up a teeth cleaning and/or gum disease prevention appointment, call us at (403) 265-5724 to set up an appointment today.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call Core Dental at (403) 265-5724 to set up a Hygiene/Teeth Cleanings appointment today!

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