We provide dentistry for teeth cleaning and related dental health services. Dental Hygiene Preventive Maintenance Visits (re-care appointments) involve professional treatment by our Registered Dental Hygienists. Comprehensive oral assessments are completed utilizing professional knowledge and technical skill.
Clinical evaluations screen for gum disease utilizing instruments that measure the attachment level of the gum tissues. In addition, examinations are performed to evaluate the presence of decay (cavities). During your re-care visit, the removal of both hard (calculus) and soft (plaque/biofilm) deposits that accumulate on the teeth and around the gingival (gum) tissues are removed. These deposits contain microorganisms responsible for the dental diseases that we fight to prevent, namely decay (dental caries or cavities) and periodontal (gum) disease. Based on individual evaluations, dental re-care visits range in frequency from three to six month intervals.
How can we help?
The success of dental hygiene treatment depends upon the control of biofilm by our patients on a daily basis. Individual oral hygiene instruction is given tailored to meet the needs of each patient. A variety of physiotherapy aids are discussed and proper instruction for their use is demonstrated. These include, but are not limited to, electric toothbrushes, dental floss, interdental brushes, and a variety of manual toothbrushes.
“Want fresh breath? Take care to properly clean your teeth everyday!”
Dr. Keith Riley
LIVE LONGER….It is very important to avoid chronic bacteria in your mouth. This harms your arteries through two mechanisms: the bacteria find their way in to your arteries and hang out (causing plaques), and your body mounts an immune response to the bacteria in your mouth, causing inflammation (which in turn can cause your arteries to narrow). This makes it hard for your heart to do its job and can lead to heart disease. This is just one of many reasons why you should maintain a strong oral health campaign in your life and in your families.
Author Paul Burns