Oral Assessments & Hygiene in Okotoks

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Routine Oral Care for the Entire Family

There are many ways our team can help keep your smile healthy, but keeping up with your routine oral health assessments and hygiene appointments is one of the most important and effective.

Our technology-focused, educational, and family-friendly process builds the foundation for your family’s oral health while helping us catch potential problems before they become more significant.

Get help taking control of your family’s oral health and request an appointment today.

Keeping Your Smile Healthy

By examining your teeth, gums, cheeks, tongue, and throat, we can look for early signs of oral health problems and develop strategies to address them.

Some of the most common oral health problems include cavities and gum disease. These issues can develop when plaque forms on your teeth over time, allowing bacteria to eat through your tooth enamel and dentin. The bacteria can also irritate your gums and cause inflammation. 

Keeping up with routine oral health assessments and hygiene appointments every 6 months to a year can help prevent these issues and remove built-up plaque and tartar.

What Are Oral Assessments?

Oral health assessments are the cornerstone of dental care. Before we provide treatments, prescribe medications, or recommend changes to your dental care routine, we first need to examine your oral health.

During your assessment, we may take x-rays to help us look for cavities, detect signs of bone loss caused by gum disease, and determine whether you have impacted teeth that could lead to potential issues. We’ll also screen you for oral cancer, assess your tooth spacing, and examine previous dental work.

After the assessment, we can recommend treatments or provide useful information to maintain your oral health at home.

Why Hygiene Cleanings Are Important

Brushing and flossing every day is essential to keeping teeth healthy and clean, but this alone can only clean so much. 

Over time, a bacterial film called plaque can develop on the surface of your teeth and act as a starting point for issues like tooth decay and gum disease. If plaque hardens to tartar, it can only be cleaned by a professional.

Routine hygiene appointments can get to those hard-to-reach areas in your mouth and clean away built-up plaque and tartar before they cause cavities or gum disease. We perform thorough cleanings during your routine checkup, which we recommend having every 6 months to a year.

Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and root planing is a process that removes plaque and tartar from underneath the gumline all the way down to the root. This is an essential part of the hygiene process and could help reduce the risk of developing gum disease.

It’s normal to experience some discomfort and bleeding while your hygienist performs the scaling and root planing, but we offer sedation options to help manage any anxiety you may have.

Following your scaling and root planing, we’ll polish your teeth with a special type of toothpaste using a high-powered electric toothbrush. Polishing cleans any remaining plaque and tartar from your teeth.

Fluoride is important for shielding your teeth from the bacteria found in plaque and tartar. We offer a few different flavours for your fluoride treatment, so feel free to let us know which one is your favourite!

Request Your Routine Checkup Today

We’re proud to support your family’s oral health. Request your next appointment today and see where smiles come from.

Our Location

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We’re conveniently located in lovely Okotoks, across from Westmount School near the Tucker Parkway.

Our Address

  • Suite 1021, 200 Southridge Drive
  • Okotoks, AB T1S 0N8

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Clinic Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Saturday: By Appointment
  • Sunday: Closed

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Keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry. Read our blog to learn more about oral health, cosmetic dentistry, whitening, and more.

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