Our regular hygiene program aims at improving your oral hygiene professionally. Your dentist and hygienist will use manual and ultrasonic equipment to remove plaque, tartar and stains in areas of the mouth that you cannot see or reach with your home toothbrush.
Gum Disease: For patients who suffer periodontitis/gum disease, your dentist and hygienist will work diligently to help you combat plaque bacteria and subgingival bacteria using multiple techniques to help arrest and, in most cases, reverse the disease (depending on your severity and cooperation). A personalized treatment plan will be formed to suit your needs based on clinical measurements, X-ray findings and your medical history. This may include a Soft Tissue Management Program, specific home care instructions and helpful techniques and supplies.
Recall exams: You dentists, during dental recall exams, will diagnose early onset periodontitis based on pocket depth readings, receding gums manifestations and other clinical findings, and will prescribe the course and frequency of treatment to avoid progression of the disease.
Stains: Upon request, resistant dark stains from beverages, foods and smoking can be removed using micro etching techniques. Prophylactic fluoride treatment is also available in the form of varnishes, gels and rinses based upon your needs.
Bad Breath: You hygienist can also assist in combating halitosis (bad breath) using a variety of available treatments depending on your case. Do not feel embarrassed or be dissuaded from having this discussion. It is more common than you think, and It changes your life when the condition is solved.
Tooth Sensitivity: Symptoms of sensitivity often arise after drinking cold drinks or eating certain foods and sweets. Sensitivity ca be easily treated with fluoride, certain toothpastes and sometimes, if severe and generalized, advanced dental procedures.
Dry Mouth: This is a common side effect of many prescription and non-prescription drugs, certain diseases and infections and medical treatments. It can also be a result of nerve damage, dehydration and lifestyle changes, mouth breathing or other underlying conditions. Dry mouth symptoms are usually associated with frequent thirst, sores, cracked lips, dry and red tongue, problems speaking or trouble tasting, sore throat and bad breath.
Home care and Nutritional counselling: Home care instructions will be provided, and pocket depth is measured, monitored and compared to evaluate your progress. Our hygienist will work with you to develop proper brushing and flossing techniques, provide nutrition counselling and explain your treatment options in a way that makes you feel comfortable and confident.