Preventative Dentistry in Calgary
Did you know that your teeth can be at risk of decay even if you brush and floss regularly? Plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth, including above the gumline, where they can only be removed using special tools. Regular professional cleaning and dental examinations are an essential part of your dental health routine.
Tartar buildup provides an ideal place for decay-causing bacteria to grow and spread. Because tartar can only be removed with special tools (it’s harder than bone), it’s important to have your teeth regularly cleaned by a dental hygienist. During an oral hygiene appointment, your hygienist will remove tartar and plaque buildup from your teeth. They’ll also polish your teeth to remove stains and may recommend fluoride treatment to protect your enamel against decay.
Regular dental exams let us spot early signs of trouble before they become serious. We’ll examine your mouth for signs of decay and infection, injury, or other health issues. We’ll also conduct an oral cancer screening to detect early signs of this dangerous form of cancer.