Prevention and education are two of the most important aspects of a successful dental plan. Dental care starts at home! Practicing good oral hygiene prevents plaque and tartar buildup and reduces the chances of decay and periodontal (gum disease).
Gums and teeth benefit from brushing and flossing, but dental plaque and stains build up on tooth surfaces over time, leaving hard deposits that cause decay, which brushing, rinsing, and flossing alone cannot remove.
Regular checkups and consultations with your dentist will help you build and maintain the habits necessary to keep your smile shining. If oral health problems are allowed to progress, they can develop into more serious health complications, such as periodontal disease and tooth loss. Oral health problems have been linked to other serious health problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. We recommend that you schedule two routine visits each year in order to prevent decay and maintain optimal oral health. However, often older adults and other patients with deeper gum pockets or gum inflammation require hygiene visits every three to four months.
Beach Grove Dental Tsawwassen offers gentle hygiene care that includes regular oral examinations and cleanings, including hygiene solutions like fluoride, professional breath control, and gum disease treatments designed to help you maintain your smile’s health and beauty. We believe that oral hygiene education is an essential part of any dental hygiene appointment.
Dental cleaning is the removal of dental plaque, dental calculus, and stains from the between the gums and the teeth down to the roots by scaling and polishing as a preventive measure for the control. Root planing and scaling are some of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe and hard to manage. This is what our skilled Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) does during your dental hygiene appointment. Plaque and tartar above and below the gum line are removed by scaling the teeth using hand instruments. Stains on your enamel, such as those caused by coffee, tea, red wine, berries or smoking, are removed simply by polishing. Polishing is a painless procedure with many patients reporting ‘tickling’ or ‘scraping’ sensations. It is likely to be painful if you have sore gums, badly worn teeth or a dental practitioner who is less than gentle. After cleaning is completed patients, whose teeth are at risk of cavities, are given professional-strength fluoride rinse to make teeth stronger and insures them against tooth decay and enamel sensitivity.
Our hygienists have received excellent clinical training and are highly skilled. They provide advice on dental restorative procedures and cosmetic tooth whitening options aside from helping you smile brighter.
We are committed to educating our patients on oral health conditions, dental procedures, and proper oral hygiene techniques. Brushing and rinsing at least twice a day and flossing daily, your at-home oral hygiene routine can keep your teeth and gums healthy between your routine dental visits.
Contact us today to schedule a cleaning or consultation.