Importance of Dental Hygiene
Proper dental hygiene is the recipe for strong and healthy teeth. It helps protects your teeth from decay, cavities and periodontal / gum diseases. Good oral hygiene prevents other health problems such as diabetes, stroke and heart ailments normally associated with gum disease.
You are mistaken if you think dental hygiene is all about brushing and flossing only — it’s much more than that. It entails making regular visits to the dentist for dental exams and cleanings.
Each patient is unique. To learn more about costs and pricing for dental procedures, please contact us.
Dental Cleanings and Exams
Although our General Dentists offer many cosmetic and restorative services to help transform your smile, the foundation of long-term oral health begins with thorough dental cleanings and dental exams. At each Dental Choice location in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, we work with you to help maintain excellent dental hygiene to prevent tooth decay and other serious conditions.
Dental exams are essential to diagnosing and treating tooth and gum disease as early as possible in order to minimize the chance of extractions, oral surgery or other costly dentistry. The Dental Choice doctors also examine the patient’s bite to check for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorders. Also, we perform a soft tissue screening to closely monitor any signs of oral cancer.
Our doctors believe in the importance of patient communication and in keeping patients fully informed during each office visit. This is why we encourage patients to ask as many questions as they wish. The team members at each Dental Choice office are aiming to help patients feel at ease during dental exams and throughout the treatment process. For more information or to schedule a dental exam at a Dental Choice location near you, please contact us today.
Regular dental cleanings are critically important to keeping teeth and gums in excellent condition. During each dental cleaning at Dental Choice, we will polish the teeth to remove plaque deposits and we will scale the teeth to remove tartar and hard deposits found both above and underneath the gum line. Then our hygienists will perform a thorough cleaning to remove stains and to help keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. We will also instruct you on how to properly care for your teeth at home in between dental cleanings at our offices.
Regular dental cleanings and proper home care are not only important for maintaining oral health, but also the health of the rest of the body. Scientific evidence suggests that periodontal disease is linked to other conditions in the body including heart disease and diabetes. Gum disease has also been shown to increase the likelihood of premature births in pregnant women. It is believed that gum disease allows the bacteria in the mouth to access the bloodstream. These harmful bacteria can circulate through the body to other systems where they can increase the likelihood of disease. Also, signs of osteoporosis and other conditions may first show up in the teeth. Protect your dental health and overall health with proper brushing and flossing and by scheduling regular dental cleanings.
Cost of Dental Cleanings and Examinations
Most dental cleanings and examinations are routine procedures. To find out more information on the cost of a typical preventative dental visit, feel free to contact the team at Dental Choice. However, in certain cases, patients may end up having variables that impact the pricing for their cleaning and examination. Some of these factors include:
- The condition of a patient’s mouth
- Complications that interfere with the cleaning process
- The use of sedation to calm anxious patients
- Additional treatment requirements such as X-rays and other analysis techniques
- The need for advanced procedures beyond standard cleaning
It’s important to note that the cost of regular dental examinations and cleanings are far less than more extensive dental procedures. Therefore, it’s essential to keep up with your preventative checkups.
Contact Dental Choice to Schedule an Appointment
At Dental Choice, we offer personalized teeth cleaning services in Calgary and Edmonton. Visit our dental hygiene clinics and start enjoying the benefits of good dental hygiene.
To schedule dental exams and dental cleanings for you and your family, we invite you to contact a Dental Choice office in Calgary or Edmonton, Alberta near you. The team members at Dental Choice are aiming to provide professional care to prevent disease and decay from occurring.
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