A Revolutionary Experience in Oral Health Care

 

  • Dental Hygienist owned and operated
  • Assessments and oral cancer screenings
  • Cleaning and gum therapy
  • Polishing and desensitization
  • Continuing care with a focus on prevention
  • Laser cavity detection
  • Whitening options
  • Product boutique
  • Complimentary spa services
 
Preventive Services

The Dental Hygiene SpaOral Assessments
Your initial visit will begin with a comprehensive dental hygiene assessment. The dental hygienist will go through your medical history, check your head and neck for any abnormalities, screen for oral cancer, and do a thorough examination of the hard and soft tissues in your mouth, including an assessment of your oral hygiene. We have a state-of-the-art laser cavity detector which can help us determine whether a referral to a dentist is indicated. All information collected will be used by the dental hygienist to formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis which will help us discuss your goals with you and prepare a treatment plan specific to your needs. If required, you will be referred to a dentist or other healthcare provider for further examination.

 

At subsequent appointments, your exams will be less involved, but still include important disease screening.

Scaling/Debridement
The removal of tartar deposits (calculus) from the teeth, both above and below the gum line is called scaling or debridement. We charge this treatment in units of time. Each unit is 15 minutes of time. The amount of scaling required varies with each individual, but is often an average of 3-4 units per appointment for an adult. The removal of plaque and calculus, and ultimately bacteria, is the best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums and prevent or reverse gingivitis and periodontitis.

Fluoride
An in-office fluoride treatment will be offered to you if you have a history of decay or sensitive teeth. Fluoride aids in the prevention of decay as well as sensitivity by strengthening the enamel of the teeth and aiding in the re-mineralization process.

Desensitizing
If you have an extremely sensitive tooth or area of your mouth that does not respond to fluoride treatment, or you prefer not to use fluoride, you may benefit from the application of a different desensitizing agent. We can provide you with a take-home system which consists of an amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) gel. Studies have shown that ACP forms a remineralized phase of hydroxyapatite which is consistent with natural enamel, therefore reducing and preventing sensitivity.

preventative-lower.jpgSealants
Pit and fissure sealants are a great way to prevent decay from developing in the chewing surfaces of the teeth. A BPA-free coating seals up the grooves of the teeth, preventing bacteria from entering and starting the decay process. Sealants are particularly important as a preventive tool for decay in children with newly erupted molars, although anytime is a good time to prevent decay. If the tooth does not yet have a cavity or filling then a sealant can be placed.

 

Sports Mouthguards

We make custom sports mouthguards for all ages. Mouthguards worn during sporting activities are extremely effective at preventing injury and trauma to the soft tissues of the mouth, the teeth and the jaw.

 

For lots of useful information on dental hygiene and oral health, visit www.dentalhygienecanada.ca

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