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Dental Hygiene | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

Strathcona Dental offers teeth cleanings & gum disease prevention. We believe that preventative dentistry is critical for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Regular professional deep teeth cleaning, fluoride application, and gum disease treatment, in addition to your regular personal dental hygiene, work to ensure your teeth and gums have their best chance to last you a lifetime.

Dental Hygiene | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

Professional Dental Cleaning

Dental Hygiene | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

Bacterial plaque that builds up daily on our teeth gets gradually hardened by minerals in our saliva into what we commonly know as tartar (or clinically known as Calculus). Everyone builds up tartar, and when not regularly removed, it leads to inflammation and infection of the gums. This is what is known as gingivitis or periodontitis.

Strathcona Dental Clinic recommends a professional dental cleaning at least twice per year for optimal oral health, although you may require more frequent visits depending on your specific situation. Our dental team understands that each patient will require a different dental hygiene schedule, depending on their unique circumstances. During your appointment, your hygienist will assess the health of your mouth and gums and measure the depth of the periodontal pockets between your teeth and gums. Then we will remove the biofilm and buildup using
airflow therapy and ultrasonic instruments and follow that up with fine scaling and root planing with specialized and precise dental hygiene instruments. Polishing off your teeth will follow to remove any remaining staining, and you may also receive a fluoride application to help protect your teeth from decay and prevent sensitivity.

Dental Hygiene | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton
Dental Hygiene | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

Benefits to professional teeth cleaning include:

Dental Hygiene | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton
  • Cavity prevention through the removal of plaque
  • Preventing tooth loss due to gum disease
  • A brighter, cleaner smile
  • Breath freshening due to the removal of plaque and tartar buildup
  • Early detection of problems that can become expensive procedures in the future.

Gum Disease Prevention and Treatment

Dental Hygiene and Gum Disease Prevention | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

Gingivitis or gum disease in its earliest stages is simply inflammation in your gums. If left untreated, the inflammation can worsen and lead to a serious gum disease called periodontitis, which can eventually lead to tooth loss and other physical ailments. This is why your professional dental cleaning appointment is an important part of your dental care to prevent gum disease and reduce inflammation in your body. Talk to your dentists and hygienists at Strathcona Dental Clinic to determine the right maintenance program for you.

Dental Hygiene and Gum Disease Prevention | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton
Dental Hygiene | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton

Symptoms of Gingivitis include:

Dental Hygiene | Strathcona Dental Clinic | General & Family Dentist | South Edmonton
  • Swollen or irritated gums
  • Gums that appear dark red or purple in colour
  • Bad breath that you are unable to control
  • Receding gums
  • Bleeding gums while brushing your teeth

While the most common cause of gingivitis is due to plaque buildup, some illnesses, family history and smoking can all contribute to poor gum health. It is very important to notify your Strathcona Dental Clinic hygienist if you have any sign of gum disease or any of the possible contributors to the disease apply to you so the best treatment plan for your situation can be developed.

Strathcona Dental Clinic is committed to helping you and your family on the road to a lifetime of good oral health. If you have any questions about your gum health, or you would like to set up a professional teeth cleaning, call Strathcona Dental Clinic at (780) 433-1154 to set up an appointment today.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Strathcona Dental Clinic at (780) 433-1154 to set up your Teeth Cleanings & Gum Disease Prevention appointment today!