Dental Hygiene in Stony Plain
It is well documented and accepted within the healthcare community that there is a link between oral health and the health of the body. Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common human diseases.
Gum disease is often silent, meaning symptoms do not present themselves until you have already entered an advanced stage of the disease. It is essential to pay attention to the warning signs:
This serious infection that can go unnoticed as you will not feel it until it is too late. If left untreated, the bacteria that cause gum disease may travel through the bloodstream increasing the chance of heart disease, stroke, respiratory diseases and pregnancy complications.
Our dental hygienists help to keep your mouth healthy by reducing periodontal disease (gum disease) and tooth decay (cavities). Our team can help you attain and maintain oral health, making an essential contribution to your overall health.
We will exam your mouth and give you quantitative measures of the health of your gums. These measurements will be used in future appointments to determine anything about your mouth has changed. Based on these metrics, we will be able to decide on the frequency of cleanings you will need.
Our dental hygienists will clean your teeth to remove the debris that harbours the bacteria that causes gum disease. Teeth are scraped individually. This scraping should not be painful if your teeth and gums are healthy. Your teeth are then polished, and fluoride is applied to strengthen the teeth.
We will see you back for your next cleaning within three months to a year depending on the health of your gums.