Oral hygiene and cleanings are vital to your overall health and well-being. It is the practice of keeping your teeth free from tooth decay and your other oral structures free from infection. Oral care includes regular brushing and flossing, dental exams, and cleanings at least twice a year to ensure good oral hygiene. At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, we perform dental check-ups and cleanings to keep our patients' oral health in peak condition.
Regular dental visits play a vital role in maintaining oral health. They help us identify and remedy any problems with teeth or gums. Besides, we can also assess the general condition of your oral health, detect potential trouble spots, and provide the required preventive care. In between visits, follow a dedicated regime of oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth clean and disease-free, your gums healthy and pink, and your breath fresh. Your oral routine care should include the following:
It would be best if you brushed at least twice a day and flossed at least once daily. This will help eliminate plaque, a sticky bacterial film, from the surfaces of your teeth. The bacteria in plaque can convert into acids from the sugars leftover by the food debris. These acids then attack the tooth's enamel resulting in cavities. Some bacteria can also be responsible for gingivitis and other severe gum diseases.
Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel. It is crucial for children's developing teeth and helps prevent decay in adults and kids. Even if your tap water is fluoridated, you should always use fluoride toothpaste. If more fluoride is required, it can be applied directly to your teeth at our dental office.
Sugary snacks encourage decay-causing bacteria. When eaten in excess, the acids are constantly attacking your teeth. Hence limit your sugary treats to mealtime.
Medicated mouth rinses prevent foul odor in your mouth and help improve your overall oral hygiene. They contain anti-bacterial and anti-cariogenic ingredients and prevent cavities when supplemented with efficient brushing and flossing.
Tobacco use significantly increases your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and oral cancer. Quitting tobacco will be beneficial for your oral and overall general health.
During your teeth cleaning treatment, we will meticulously scrub your teeth and gums and remove the harmful accumulations that can compromise the health of your smile. Teeth cleanings significantly reduce the need for costly treatments in the future as we can stop preventable issues like tooth decay and gum diseases from occurring in the first place. Finally, we will polish your smile to restore its shine and luster.
At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, we provide dental solutions to improve your oral health while transforming smiles. Visit our office at 11960 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8, Canada, or call 778.200.8556 and schedule an appointment.