Teeth and Gum Cleanings in Burnaby, BC
The best way to protect your oral health is by having a good preventive routine at home and regular visits to your dentist.
Brushing and flossing regularly is an important part of maintaining your oral hygiene. Even if you are diligent, however, you simply cannot remove all of the plaque and tartar from the difficult-to-reach areas of your teeth. That is why we recommend periodic professional dental cleanings to support excellent oral health.
Professional Dental Cleanings
When you visit Central Park Dental Clinic, you can expect a comfortable and thorough dental cleaning. Our hygienists are highly skilled at removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth and below your gum line, leaving you with a fresh, clean, and comfortable smile that is free from infection.
Professional dental cleanings include plaque and tartar removal, polishing, and a periodontal evaluation to determine the health of your gums. In some cases, we may recommend fluoride treatments to strengthen your enamel and protect against decay. Some patients stay healthy with just two professional cleanings per year; however, the frequency of your professional dental cleanings will depend upon your health needs.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease Treatment
The main cause of periodontal disease is poor home care and a lack of professional dental care, though genetics, some medical conditions, medications, and certain lifestyle factors also play a role in the health of your gums. When you come to our Burnaby dental office, Dr. Chan, Rensen, or Day will perform a thorough exam to determine the health of your teeth and gums as well as make any recommendations for treatment.
When your gums are healthy, they fit snugly around your teeth, creating a tight seal. If you have an infection, your gums may have pocketing that can collect plaque and bacteria, causing a serious infection. Some common symptoms of gum disease include:
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Pus along your gum line
In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can be reversed with the proper professional treatment and good oral hygiene habits. In the later stages, called periodontitis, you may require more extensive treatment or even surgery.
For most periodontal cases, we offer treatment in the form of a specialised dental cleaning to remove bacteria, calculus (tartar), and infection from above and below your gum line. We also may recommend site-specific antibiotic treatments or medicated rinses to assist in proper healing. In order to stay healthy, we may recommend more frequent dental cleanings until you completely heal.
Timely treatment of periodontal disease is essential to protecting your overall health. Researchers discovered a link between periodontal disease and systemic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Healthy teeth and gums support your overall health!
Call Us to Schedule Your Next Dental Cleaning
Is it time for your next dental cleaning? Call our Burnaby, BC dental office today to schedule an appointment with one of our exceptionally skilled hygienists. We look forward to supporting you in achieving optimum oral health and a beautiful smile.