At Progressive Dental in South East (SE) Calgary, our team of dentists and hygienists provide dental checkups including teeth cleaning that keep your oral hygiene on track.
The two primary causes of tooth loss are tooth decay and gum disease.
Both tooth decay and gum disease can be caused by bacteria in the mouth. Proper dental hygiene can help prevent tooth decay.
Some of the elements of proper dental hygiene include:
Whether you have healthy gums, or you are in a state of active periodontal disease, routine home maintenance in most cases only focuses on areas of dental hygiene of the teeth that are above the gum line. Through regular scaling and root planing procedures that remove plaque, tartar and bacterial toxins from those hard to reach areas below the gum line, we are able to help keep your gums healthy.
We recommend dental hygiene visits twice yearly for maintenance and preventative care, unless your oral health status dictates you require more frequent visits.
Depending on your preventative treatment schedule, some visits may include:
We use an ultrasonic scaler. An ultrasonic scaler consists of a wand with a small scaling tip that produces soft ultrasonic vibrations and a gentle flow of water. As the tip moves along the tooth surface, it creates small pulses that break up plaque, tartar and other debris.
Ultrasonic scaling may help remove debris below the gum line.
Hand scaling is still completed afterwards.