Controlling oral disease is important in maintaining your overall health.
Our team of Registered Dental Hygienists work with Dr. Bains to maintain an emphasis on preventive dental care.
Gum disease begins with the formation of soft plaque, a ‘bacteria rich’ sticky layer, on the tooth and exposed root surfaces. Over a few short weeks, minerals from saliva mineralize the plaque, turning it into tartar/calculus. This material can no longer be removed by toothbrushing alone. Instead, it must be removed with the aid of dental instruments. This is typically done by your Registered Dental Hygienist.
The Canadian Dental Association reports that 7 out of 10 Canadians will have gum disease in their lifetime. Since it is painless until it has reached an advanced stage, prevention is vital. Our team creates a tailored approach to your oral care based on detailed oral examination, evaluation of available x-rays, bone loss, bleeding sites and gum probing depths. During your examination, we also evaluate for other factors including oral decay, oral cancer, and TMJ dysfunction.
Your Role in Oral Health
Regular toothbrushing and flossing is required for helping maintain good oral health. We regularly review your success and deficiencies of your oral health care regimen. We also provide recommendations on how to improve dental self-care at home. Based on your other needs we can review your diet with you to help improve potential areas of vulnerability.
Regular examinations are vital to maintaining good oral health care. When patients rely solely on pain to identify oral problems, a minor problem can evolve into a significant dental health issue requiring complex dental treatments. Hence, ignoring minor dental symptoms may lead to increased costs due to the increased complications. X-rays are similarly important. X-rays enable your Dentist to see what is not visible to eye, or the extent of damage that could not be determined by visual or microscopic examination. As a Dentist for well over 15 years, we are conscientious about the exposure of X-rays to our patients. A significant cost in dental care can be avoided by maintaining your regular dental hygiene therapy appointments.