Dental Cleanings and Exams Near You
The gums and bone that support your teeth can be compared to the foundation of a house. It doesn’t matter how nice your house looks, if the foundation fails, so will the house. The same is true for your teeth. Caring for your teeth starts at home with healthy habits. Choose nutritional foods and reduce the intake of sticky, sugary treats. Brush and floss at least twice a day to remove the disease-causing bacteria from your teeth and gum tissues.
The Importance of Dental Checkups
Routine dental checkups are essential in keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Approximately 90% of the population is currently experiencing some form of gum disease, which, if left untreated, may result in the loss of teeth. Dental hygienists are trained to remove bacterial plaque from the areas that are difficult to access at home. Through the use of diagnostic aids like the Velscope™ oral cancer screening tool, the DIAGNOdent™ cavity screening tool, digital X-rays, and gum disease assessment, a dental hygienist will support you in maintaining a healthy mouth. Many articles have been written about the potential links between periodontal gum disease and the risk of heart disease, lung disease, and other severe conditions. If you are looking to schedule a regular dental checkup in Okotoks, our office may be the right one for you!
The Benefits of Dental Exams
Maintaining regular dental appointments with your dentist and dental hygienist provide many benefits for your health.
Protect your Smile: When detected early, dental decay can be removed, and the tooth can be repaired. Regular dental appointments provide the opportunity for your dentist to help prevent decay from damaging your teeth.
Look and Feel Better: Dental plaque, if left to build up on your teeth, can lead to staining, an unclean feeling and even halitosis (bad breath). Regular dental hygiene appointments allow your dental hygienist to partner with you in maintaining a clean and healthy mouth.
Protect Your Overall Health: Research has identified a link between the health of your gums and your overall health. The same bacteria known to cause severe gum disease (periodontal disease) has been linked to diabetic complications, heart disease and lung disease. Maintaining good dental habits can help to protect more than your teeth.
Schedule your next dental hygiene appointment and checkup at Essential Dentistry in Okotoks, AB T1S 1A6.