Dental Hygiene & Cleaning St. Albert
Importance of Professional Dental Cleanings for Optimal Oral Health
At our dental clinic, we understand the importance of professional dental cleanings for maintaining optimal oral health. Our experienced dental team is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental cleanings that go beyond just cleaning your teeth. Our cleanings are designed to improve your overall health by addressing the connection between oral health and systemic health.
Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Health
Gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss are serious risks that can arise from neglected oral health. Research has shown that gum disease is linked to other health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and even COVID-19 complications. Our dental cleanings are tailored to address these risks, focusing on the thorough removal of plaque and tartar to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
Frequency of Dental Cleanings for Maintaining Oral Health
We emphasize the recommended frequency of dental cleanings, which is at least twice per year for most patients. However, factors such as oral hygiene, oral health, and pregnancy may affect the frequency of cleanings. Our dental team will provide personalized recommendations based on your unique oral health needs to ensure you receive the right frequency of cleanings for optimal results.
Plaque and Tartar: Causes and Consequences
Dental plaque is a common culprit behind various oral health issues. We explain what dental plaque is, how it forms, and its role in tooth decay, gingivitis, bad breath, and tooth discoloration. If left untreated, plaque hardens into tartar, which can lead to serious consequences on gum health. Our dental cleanings focus on thorough plaque and tartar removal using advanced techniques such as ultrasonic scalers and curettes to effectively eliminate these harmful substances.
Role of Plaque in Tooth Decay, Gingivitis, Bad Breath, and Tooth Discoloration
We understand that fighting plaque is a critical factor for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Our dental team emphasizes the importance of plaque removal during our cleanings and educates patients on factors that can increase the risk of plaque and tartar buildup, such as braces, dry mouth, crowded teeth, smoking, and aging. We provide tailored recommendations on oral care habits to help prevent plaque buildup and maintain optimal oral health.
Professional Cleaning Procedure for Thorough Oral CareOur professional cleaning procedure is comprehensive and thorough. We conduct an oral examination to assess your overall oral health, and then proceed with plaque and tartar removal using advanced tools and techniques. Our dental team also performs flossing and polishing to give your teeth a fresh, clean feel. While dental cleanings are generally comfortable, patients with gum issues may experience temporary discomfort, which our team carefully manages to ensure your comfort throughout the process.
Benefits of Regular Dental Cleanings for Improved Oral Health
The benefits of regular dental cleanings are numerous. Improved oral health, prevention of more serious dental issues, and brighter, cleaner teeth are some of the positive outcomes you can expect from our professional cleanings. However, we also emphasize the importance of combining professional cleanings with regular oral care habits like brushing and flossing for optimal results. Our dental team provides personalized recommendations on oral care practices to help you maintain a healthy smile between cleanings.
Trust our experienced dental team to provide you with top-notch dental cleanings that prioritize your oral health and overall well-being.
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