Dental Cleaning and Checkups in Port Coquitlam
A professional dental cleaning is the best way to make sure you maintain a healthy smile. Regular dental cleanings and checkups prevent tartar and plaque build up. Tartar and plaque buildup can result in tooth decay and gum disease if left unattended. Regular visits for cleanings and checkups can prevent or eradicate oral health problems and even issues elsewhere in your body.
Benefits of Dental Cleaning and Checkups
- Prevents cavities
- Regular checkups and cleanings can prevent gum disease
- Keeps gums healthy
- Freshens breath
- Whitens teeth
- Reduces the effects of sensitive teeth
What is a Professional Dental Cleaning?
Our dental hygienists strive to make your appointment as comfortable as possible. At your appointment, your dental hygienist will examine your mouth, reviewing your teeth and gums and looking for any trouble areas. Trouble areas can include cavities and tartar build-up. Next, the dental hygienist and dentist collaborate to review the findings and come up with a plan. At this point, your dental hygienist will use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar buildup. You can read the following article to learn everything you need know about What Happens During A Teeth Cleaning.
After the exam, our hygienist will clean your teeth with a scaler and once all of the tartar is removed, our hygienist cleans your teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush. The high-powered brush is the best way to get a deep clean and remove any tartar missed by the scaler.
A dental cleaning and checkup appointment will generally last around 30-60 minutes depending on your level of oral hygiene. This process rids your teeth of any tartar, plaque, and stains. One of our highly qualified dentists will then inspect your mouth for any decay or potential problems such as periodontal disease.
Our hygiene appointments also include a medical history update, digital imaging if required, and a thorough screening exam for oral cancer, gum disease, bone health, and bite abnormalities. We aim to ensure your comfort while providing the most effective treatment possible.
Types of Cleanings
Prophylaxis cleaning is routine cleaning for healthy patients who need regular maintenance to ensure oral health.
Scaling and Root Planning
Scaling and root planing is deep cleaning for patients at a high risk of developing gum disease or patients who have already developed gum disease.
A gross debridement is a dental cleaning procedure performed by our dentist to determine if any overlooked teeth issues missed before the dental cleaning.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my appointment take?
Your appointment will usually last around 30-60 minutes. However, time may vary depending on your oral hygiene and any additional tests you may require.
Will it hurt to get my teeth checked and cleaned?
We are dedicated to ensuring your comfort at all times. The process is relatively painless but some slight discomfort may be felt while cleaning near the gum line.
How often should I get my teeth cleaned?
We suggest at least two general hygiene appointments annually.
Will my treatment be covered by my insurance?
The majority of insurance companies cover most of our services. For a more detailed estimate of your coverage, please contact your service provider. Feel free to call us anytime at 604-464-4131 for more information regarding insurance coverage.
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