Preventive Dental Care
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Regular professional dental cleanings at our Maple Ridge dental office and a thorough at-home oral hygiene routine are the key to a healthy smile for life.
Regular preventative dental care the key to keeping your smile healthy for life.
Preventive dental appointments every six months at our dental clinic will include the checkups, professional cleanings, digital x-rays, and instruction for at-home oral hygiene.
During your oral exam, your dentist will carefully inspect your teeth, gums, and bite to identify any developing dental health problems and treat them before they become serious. These problems include cavities, gum disease, and oral abnormalities.
Your checkup will also include a screening for oral cancer and other oral abnormalities.
Your dentist will use digital dental x-rays to examine portions of your mouth and teeth not visible to the naked eye.
Digital x-ray technology uses a small electronic sensor to capture an image of the inside of your mouth, which can be called up instantly on a computer screen by your chair.
The dental hygienist will begin the cleaning portion of your appointment by using a scaler ultra sonic to remove plaque and tartar from around your gum line and between your teeth.
Next, the hygienist will polish your teeth with an electric handpiece and a gritty toothpaste for deep clean and perfect polish.
At the end of your dental appointment, your dentist or hygienist will provide you with any necessary advice or instruction to improve your at-home oral hygiene routine.
This includes brushing, flossing and dietary advice, as well as suggestions for supplementary hygiene tools.
Our dentist and team deeply appreciate the trust our patients place in our care and we are always working to improve your experience at our office.