Cleanings and Prevention
Maintain Oral Health with Regular Dental Cleaning and Preventive Care
Visiting the dentist every six months might seem rather frequent and unnecessary. However, regular checkups, professional cleanings, and proper at-home dental maintenance are absolutely essential to the health of your teeth and gums. The courteous and professional staff
at Nose Creek Dental Centre’s Airdrie office wholly supports this approach to maintain the health of your teeth.
At-home dental care—daily brushing and flossing—are extremely important to your dental health. While a thorough cleaning routine at home may effectively remove the plaque from your teeth, it is no substitute for consistent professional dental cleanings. During these treatments, your dentist can remove any tartar buildup left untouched by your dental regimen as well as identify potential problem spots.
Routine Dental Visits
At Nose Creek Dental Centre in Airdrie, our routine dental visits consist of two parts: a professional teeth cleaning and a dental checkup. Each is important in order to preserve the overall health of your teeth and and mouth. While most patients benefit from a routine office visit every six months, some patients require more frequent visits to properly maintain their dental health and ward off potential problems.
How Is the Cleaning Performed?
Nose Creek Dental Centre’s skilled dental hygienists typically perform the professional teeth cleaning. Adequate at-home dental cleaning and care are a great start to clean and healthy teeth, but inevitably tartar builds up around the teeth and gums. The hygienist removes this tartar during your in-office cleaning. Your teeth are then polished using a special device and toothpaste to remove surface stains. The dental hygienist flosses your teeth. These in-office dental cleanings are essential to optimal dental health. Your dental hygienist will also be able to provide tips for better at-home cleaning and care.
What Happens During the Checkup?
During the checkup portion of your dental visit, the dentist thoroughly examines your mouth and teeth for problematic signs of tartar, cavities, infection, oral cancer and gum disease. Preventive medicine will help detect problems early and watch for hereditary concerns or effects of diabetes, high blood pressure or medicinal side-effects.
At your visit, we’ll also examine your gums for signs of gum disease and track results as part of our early detection procedures. We use a tool to measure the space between your gums and teeth. When gum disease develops and progresses, the space between the gums and teeth create deep pockets, which we check for at every routine exam. The dentist will also examine your throat and tongue, and check your face, head, and neck for abnormalities and inflammation.
Depending on your needs, we may also take x-rays, or provide sealants or fluoride treatment. We recognize that all our patients are individuals with unique dental health needs.
Set Up Your Appointment Today!
A routine dental visit at Nose Creek Dental Centre’s Airdrie office is a crucial part of maintaining dental health and preventing issues in the future. Our friendly staff takes your dental health seriously, and will make sure you get the results and quality of care you expect and deserve.
Call us today to set up your appointment. Nose Creek Dental Centre is located about 1 KM from Airdrie Regional Health Centre and Ironhorse Park. We want to set you on a path to success with your dental health!