At Northern Dental Care our registered dental hygienists provide dental hygiene cleaning/therapy to ensure your teeth, gums and bone remain healthy for a lifetime.
According to the health of your oral cavity you may visit our office for various types of dental hygiene appointments.
Preventative Dental Hygiene Appointment – This type of dental hygiene appointment is for those whose oral cavity is in a healthy state and need to have plaque and tartar removal to ensure the oral cavity remains healthy. These types of appointments of are for children and adults alike, typically they are an hour long.
Periodontal Therapy Appointment – This type of dental hygiene appointment is for those who have oral disease present such as gingivitis or periodontists. The goal of these types of appointments are to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria below the gum-line to assist with healing and/or halt the disease process. These appointments are typically an hour in length but depending on the oral disease present there may be multiple appointments involved.
Laser Therapy Appointment – This type of dental hygiene appointment is for those that have been diagnosed with gingivitis or periodontal disease and the dentist/dental hygienist has determined that laser may assist in halting the disease process. These appointments are also an hour in length, but depending on the oral disease present there may be multiple appointments involved.
As each person is an individual, so are the dental hygiene needs. Our dental hygienists at Northern Dental Care will custom design a dental hygiene program that is specific for your oral healthcare needs.
You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, though your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend more frequent visits. Regular dental exams and cleaning visits are essential in preventing dental problems and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums.
Brushing and flossing help control the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease. If plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone, causing periodontal (gum) disease. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, especially before going to bed at night.
Achieving the health of your gums/bone/teeth is our main priority!
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