At Port Hardy Dental, we believe that proper cleaning care and dental hygiene maintenance are necessary for preventive care to help avert complications to your teeth. Therefore, it is highly recommended that regular cleaning and dental examinations are done at least every 6 months. A regular checkup schedule will make it easier for your Registered Dental Hygienist to identify any potential problems with your teeth. If you don’t go for regular checkups, there may be a higher chance of developing problems. Some of these complications may include bad breath, gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer. Furthermore, according to the Oral Health Foundation, poor oral health can lead to diseases such as: heart disease, endocarditis (inflammation of the inner lining of the heart), stroke, inflammation of the gums, rheumatoid arthritis, and various lung conditions.
During a regular visit to our clinic, a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) will carefully examine your teeth to keep an accurate record of your oral health history. The hygienist will visually look for any signs of tooth decay, damage, or disease. Sometimes, x-rays will be taken to gain a better view of teeth and jaw alignment. After a regular examination, your RDH will educate you about services you may consider to improve the condition of your teeth or to mitigate any problems.
To help us gather a more accurate oral health history of your teeth, our dentists perform various diagnostic tests and visual exams to ensure that we understand the condition of your teeth. Our dental examinations are thorough and precise to ensure we provide only the best quality service. This will then allow us to better cater our dental services to your specific needs in an honest and proficient way.
Cleaning and Polishing
Our teeth cleaning and polishing services at Port Hardy Dental include the removal of plaque and tartar buildup on the surfaces of your teeth. Stains are also removed to reveal the healthy enamel beneath the impurities. Professional cleaning and polishing are recommended at least every 6 months. This is to prevent bacterial infections that can cause inflammation of the gums and other complications that may impact your health.
We provide fluoride treatments for your teeth as a preventive care method. Fluoride has been proven to help prevent tooth decay and protect against cavities.
Digital radiographs (x-rays)
We utilize digital radiographs to help detect diseases or conditions that are not visible to the human eye. X-rays help to detect tooth decay, tumours, bone loss, and to determine tooth and root positions.