Teeth survive best in an oral environment in which proper oral hygiene is maintained. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored, and manage periodontal disease.
At Willowbrook Dental Clinic, we focus on helping our patients prevent oral disease before it happens. With regular check ups and cleanings with your dental hygienist, we can work with you to prevent oral health issues, and keep your smile healthy.
Both natural teeth and teeth with restorations survive best in an oral environment that is clean and where proper oral hygiene is maintained. Our dental hygiene program is designed to help prevent new cavities, preserve teeth that have been restored and manage periodontal disease. At the initial visit with our hygienist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits.
Cleaning & Appointments
At our Langley practice, our dental hygienists are committed to caring for our patients' oral health. With routine cleanings, they can help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile you.
For optimum oral health, visit your hygienist once every six months, or as prescribed by your dentist, depending on your needs.
At-home dental care is also extremely important for maintaining a healthy smile. Our dental hygienists will give you careful instructions on how to properly brush and floss your teeth, and will make sure you have the tools and knowledge you need to keep your mouth healthy at home.
During your dental hygiene appointment, we will also provide you with diagnostic services. These include x-rays, oral examinations and even oral cancer screenings.
Working with You
After your dentist reviews the results of the above and come to an understanding of your oral health needs, he or she will develop a treatment plan customized just for you.
At Willowbrook Dental Clinic, we always put our patients needs first. We'll listen to your concerns, and work with you to develop an oral health plan that fits your needs.
Gum Disease & Your Health
What is gum disease?
Gum disease (otherwise known as periodontal disease) is a very common diseases among Canadians. In spite of your best oral hygiene efforts, gum disease can still occur.
Depending the severity of your periodontal disease, you may require gum therapy treatment.
What are the symptoms of gum disease?
Since there are sometimes no symptoms, you may not even notice that you have developed gum disease.
However, the following list includes some of the noticeable symptoms of gum disease:
- Sore gums
- Swollen gums
- Red or purple gums
- Receding gums
- Bleeding gums
- Persistent bad breath