At Sunnyside Dental, our Dental Hygiene team is there to exceed your expectations by providing our patients with a relaxing dental hygiene experience. Our Dental Hygienists also educate our patients on the importance of dental & oral health to learn how to maintain healthy teeth and gums between appointments.
Regular Dental Hygiene Appointments for Optimum Oral Health
When you visit Sunnyside Dental for your South Calgary Teeth Cleanings and Checkups, our team of dental hygienists will clean your teeth both above the gum line, which is known as scaling and below the gum-line, using a technique called root planing. We use both traditional hand scalers and our ultrasonic scaling tools to remove calcium deposits, called calculus, from your teeth.
In addition to your thorough teeth cleaning above and below the gum-line, your Sunnyside Dental Hygienist will complete a number of oral treatments which include:
- A comprehensive periodontal examination, checking for gum recession, the presence of gingivitis and possible gum disease
- Polishing your teeth to remove hard surface stains
- Fluoride treatment strengthens the enamel in areas that may be weak
- An extra-oral exam at least once a year to check the head, neck and jaw areas for abnormalities
- An oral cancer screening to check the gum tissues, tongue, and lips for signs of oral cancer
- Take digital diagnostic x-rays [when needed]
Your Teeth Cleanings and Checkups also includes an examination by Dr. Priyank Karkar, Dr. Pooja Thumar, Dr.Divyakshi Patel & Dr. Hemang Patel to evaluate the health of your teeth and gums.
How Often Should I Have a Dental Hygiene Visit?
Your hygiene therapy needs can depend on several factors. If your teeth are more susceptible to the accumulation of plaque and calculus, if you have crowded teeth, or if you have advanced gum disease, the frequency of your visits may not match the other members of your family. Our dental team evaluates every patient on an individual basis to determine the dental hygiene schedule that will best meet the specific needs of our patients. Most patients visit Sunnyside Dental for their dental hygiene appointments every 6 months, but some people may benefit with a hygiene visit every 3-4 months. Others may only require a hygiene appointment every 9 to 12 months. The dental hygienists at Sunnyside Dental will advise you on how often you should visit our South Calgary dental practice to maintain your oral health and wellness.
If maintaining the health of your teeth and gums for a lifetime of dental wellness is important to you, our South Calgary Teeth Cleanings and Checkups will help you achieve your goal for optimum dental health.