Dental Hygiene & Cleaning Vancouver
Preventative dental care involves knowing how to maintain teeth and gums in order to keep them sparkling. At Dentists at Oakridge we provide our patients with the important knowledge and preventative care to reduce the cost in time and money needed for future treatments.
Comprehensive Dental Hygiene Evaluation
Our dental hygienists are highly knowledgeable and trained professionals who will evaluate your oral health during your appointment. Our hygienists will:
- Examine your soft tissues for any signs of health or disease
- Measure the attachment levels of your gums to assess the presence of gum disease
- Remove plaque and tartar from your teeth
- Provide personalized recommendations for maintaining oral health
Our hygienists love spending time with each patient and collaborate with our dentists to develop effective treatment plans for long-term oral health.
Why is Professional Teeth Cleaning Important?
Plaque that harbours bacteria can develop even when you brush and floss after each meal and before going to bed. Teeth will eventually start to deteriorate, which could cause pain or even partial or complete tooth loss.
What is Plaque and Calculus?
A sticky, white film called plaque is continually forming on your teeth. In plaque, bacteria produce acids that erode teeth and irritate gum tissue. Your body's inflammatory response to this irritation might eventually result in gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Plaque becomes calculus if it is not routinely eliminated by brushing and flossing your teeth (also known as tartar). Only a dentist can get rid of calculus during an oral cleaning; a toothbrush cannot do it. It is crucial to brush your teeth twice a day, floss at least once a day, and visit your dentist for routine cleanings if you want to keep plaque and calculus under control.