Long Term Dental Care

Our teeth are made to last, and with proper care, can last a life time. Yet, poor dental hygiene and skipping dental appointments can make it hard for your teeth to last. From brushing correctly to regular cleanings, there are several ways you can help keep your teeth and mouth healthy and your smile beautiful.

Long Term Oral Care

Brushing – Everyone knows that brushing is important, but it takes more than just a toothbrush and toothpaste to get the job done right. Toothbrushes are not created equal and it is important to find one that works best for you. Electric toothbrushes are known to work best, but if your preference is a manual toothbrush then you can still achieve clean teeth. It is best to choose a brush with soft bristles and hold the brush at a forty-five-degree angle so you don’t damage your gums.

Flossing – While flossing often takes a backseat to brushing on the importance ranking, it can be even more vital to your gum health. Flossing correctly can help you remove the plaque and food particles that like to hide between your teeth and cause gum inflammation. Be sure not to snap the floss between your teeth and to be gentle when flossing so you don’t do more harm than good.

Mouthwash – Mouthwash doesn’t have to be a part of your daily care routine, but it can help in several ways. It can kill cavity causing bacteria in your mouth, lowering your chances of both tooth decay and gum disease. Most will also help give you fresh breath. Yet, it is important to choose one that doesn’t have a high amount of alcohol since high levels of alcohol can actually damage your tooth’s enamel.

Dental visits – Even brushing and flossing twice a day wont remove all the plaque and bacteria from your mouth. Plaque can turn into tartar which can only be removed with a deep clean from your dentist. This will help keep your gums healthy and your teeth strong. Dentists will also spot signs of possible cavities and gum disease before they become more painful and expensive problems.

Healthy Teeth for Life

Having healthy teeth will save you time and money in the long run and good oral habits will help you achieve that goal. If you live in the Edmonton, AB area and would like more information or tips on keeping your teeth and gums healthy please contact Kingsway Dental Centre today.

What Happens to My Teeth During a Dental Cleaning?

When you come in for a dental cleaning in our Edmonton, AB dental office, you may wonder about the process of dental cleanings. At Kingsway Dental Centre, we begin by determining the type of dental cleaning you need. Not everyone has the same oral health and we tailor our dental cleanings to meet your needs.

The Prophy – Our Standard Dental Cleaning

A prophy is a dental cleaning designed for patients in generally good oral health. If you have healthy gums and stay on top of your home care, our hygienists will recommend this type of dental cleaning.

Even if you are diligent at brushing and flossing your teeth, you cannot remove all of the tartar from between your teeth and near your gum line. This is why professional dental cleanings are so important! Our hygienists use precision instruments to remove tartar that has collected to keep it from irritating your gums and causing gum disease.

Next, our hygienist will polish your teeth with a special paste designed to remove residual particles of tartar and surface stains.

When You Have Some Catching Up to Do

Maybe you have missed an appointment or two and you have to catch up on your dental care. We can help you get back on track! Dental cleanings at our Edmonton, AB dental office are a positive experience and our hygienists are always gentle. We will provide you with a deeper cleaning to remove tartar from above and below your gum line and provide you with a recare schedule that makes staying on track with your oral health easy!

Call our Edmonton AB Office for Periodontal Maintenance Cleanings

If you have had periodontal disease in the past, you may need more frequent dental cleanings to keep the infection at bay. Sometimes we recommend that patients visit our Edmonton, AB dental office 3-4 times per year for cleanings to treat periodontal disease.

Our overall goal is to keep your teeth and gums healthy and beautiful!