At Nuera Dental Center, we recommend our patients to get complete dental exams and dental prophylaxis (teeth cleanings) at a minimum of once a year. During your exam, we will look at your overall oral health, provide a cleaning of your teeth and gums to prevent the progression of gingivitis.
When you choose us for your oral health, you can rest assured that we treat our patients with kindness and professionalism. In addition to getting your regular exams and dental prophylaxis treatments (teeth cleanings), we always recommend our clients brush and floss minimum twice daily to ensure your overall oral health.
How Important Is Oral Hygiene?
Oral hygiene is necessary for eliminating bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria builds to form plaque that can harden and lead to long-term ailments such as gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, and periodontal disease if it is not removed. A good dental care routine, regular checkups, and dental exams at Calgary’s Nuera Dental will keep your mouth healthy and prevent inflammation, infection, decay, and tooth loss.
Why Get A Dental Exam?
Dental exams give us the opportunity to evaluate your current methods of dental care and provide suggestions for future care in order to protect you from complications such as cavities and gum disease. These exams also allow us to detect problems early so they can be fixed quickly and easily.
How Often Should You Get A Dental Exam?
Dental exams should generally take place every six months. However, consult with our team to decide how often you should be examined, for we may suggest that you visit more frequently based on factors such as smoking, frequency of cavities, and genetic susceptibility to tooth and root decay as well as gum disease.
What Can I Expect From A Dental Exam?
At a typical dental exam, our team will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any surface stains or deposits, called tartar or calculus, that are more difficult to remove than plaque and require the assistance of professional dental instruments. We will also check for signs of decay or gum disease. An x-ray may be performed to provide a more detailed summary of your oral health and to more closely identify any problems. We will ask you questions about your current methods of dental care, such as how often you brush your teeth and floss, as well as whether you use a toothpaste with fluoride. With this information in mind, we will demonstrate proper dental care and provide suggestions on how to improve your habits to promote optimal oral health.
How Can You Prepare For A Dental Exam?
The best way to prepare for a dental exam is to practice good dental care. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day is recommended. Be sure to clean your teeth before you arrive at your appointment. Our team will be cleaning your teeth for you, but it is helpful to remove food and plaque beforehand so we can focus on the more difficult-to-clean areas. You also want to make sure you are prepared to share pertinent information such as your medical history, insurance coverage, and current dental care methods with us. Don’t be embarrassed to be honest about your oral health habits – our team is not here to judge you, but to work with you to improve your habits and ensure dental health! Lastly, be prepared to schedule a follow-up appointment or future check-up at the end of your dental exam.
Dental Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning) in Calgary
A dental prophylaxis is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. It is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease.
In addition to this treatment when you are at home, it is essential for you to keep up with daily teeth brushing and flossing for your overall dental health. Excellent oral health habits come with many benefits worth noting.
Benefits of Regular Dental Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)
Dental Prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. The benefits include:
At Nuera Dental in downtown Calgary, we are passionate about our patients’ oral health. Your mouth is like the gateway to the rest of your body and many people do not realize that symptoms like bleeding gums or tartar and calculus buildup can be absorbed through to the rest of your body. We recommend getting dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning) performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers or those with certain chronic conditions. It should be noted that gum disease cannot be completely reversed, but regular prophylaxis treatments (teeth cleanings) are the best ways we can effectively halt progression.ss
We look forward to meeting you for your next dental exam and dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning).