Royal York Dental's team of dental hygienists will provide you with thorough teeth cleaning during your dental hygiene appointments.
What is Preventive Hygiene?
Preventative hygiene includes getting regular dental check ups, dental x-rays and teeth cleanings at least every six months. By taking these measures, you can prevent dental issues and protect your oral health.
Why is dental hygiene important?
Dental hygiene is important because your oral health can affect your overall health. Gum disease has been directly linked to other health concerns, such as heart disease.
What happens during a hygiene appointment?
A regular hygiene appointment usually includes a close examination of your teeth and gums by your dentist, as well as a professional cleaning by your dental hygienist. It may also include diagnostic procedures as required, such as x-rays.
During the appointment, your dentist and hygienist will identify any issues and make a plan to treat them and prevent any future issues.
How can my dentist tell if I have gum disease?
We use soft tissue management to help you prevent issues and maintain oral health. During your routine dental hygiene check-up your hygienist will check for signs of gum disease. Our team will then develop a personalized treatment plan based on your current status.
How can I treat early stages of gum disease, and prevent it from getting worse?
For patients with a mild form of gum disease, we recommend attending frequent hygiene appointments, deep cleanings, and specialized home care routines, as treatment.
During a deep cleaning, your dental hygienist will scrape away the plaque and tartar around and below the gum line, and smooth out any rough areas left behind through a process called scaling and root planing.
Dental Hygienists: Your Partners in Oral Health
Our dental hygienists will walk you through each and every hygiene appointment. They will teach you how to properly brush, floss and maintain your oral health at home.
We encourage proper oral health maintenance at home in combination with hygiene services available at our office.
Hygiene Tips from our Dental Hygienists
- Brush and floss at home
- Limit your sugar exposure
- Limit your acid exposure
- Attend your regular check-ups
- Visit your dentist at first signs of a problem
To book schedule a regular teeth cleaning with a dental hygienists, contact our office today.
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