Dental hygiene is a fundamental part of your total dental and oral care and involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth , which in turn prevents future cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. People routinely clean their own teeth by brushing and inter-dental cleaning, and dental hygienists can remove hardened deposits (tartar) not removed by routine cleaning. Those with dentures and natural teeth may supplement their cleaning with a denture cleaner.
Dental polishing is a cleaning method used to keep your teeth healthy. Tooth polishing is done to:
-Smooth the surface of your teeth
-Get rid of plaque
-Make your teeth look shiny and clean
-Prevent future gum disease and irritation
Over time, your teeth can go from white to a yellow or other shades, depending on various factors, including Age, Smoking, Type of Foods and Drinks consumed , Medications etc. Whitening is a dental procedure in which special bleaches and specialized devices are used to bring your tooth to their original and natural white colour. The process is virtually painless and results are usually instant and can typically last 8-12 months (depending on client's oral habits).
During an oral assessment, the hygienist (or dentist) will clean your teeth and check for cavities or other gum disease. The assessment will include evaluating your risk of developing other oral problems and checking soft tissue in your mouth (cheek and tongues), neck, face for abnormalities. The exam involves a visual inspection as well as taking detailed imaging of your mouth, which are later examined for any abnormalities and diseases.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps in building strong and healthy teeth as well as to prevent cavities. A cavity occurs when there is decay in the tooth. Decay can affect the outer layer of a tooth (enamel) and the inner (dentin)
From an oral health prospective, it is an essential treatment and has been for decades. Specifically, Fluoride supports healthy tooth enamel (the outer protective layer of each tooth) and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums.
A custom mouth guard (also referred to as sports guard) is highly recommended if you or your kids play a competitive contact sport such as hockey, football and others. Sports guards help prevent injury to your face, mouth, and specifically your teeth where any damage can be costly to repair.
At our clinic, we will custom design and mould a guard that perfectly fit your mouth, thus ensuring you are perfectly comfortable wearing it while playing your sport.