Hygiene & Prevention
In combination with a thorough and consistent at-home oral hygiene routine, visiting your dental hygienist here at our Surrey dental practice for regular cleanings and checkups is essential for your long-term oral health.
Cleanings & Checkups
The dental hygienists at Guildford Dental provide routine professional cleanings to help maintain our Surrey patients'oral health.
For most people, we recommend visits to the dental hygienist for cleanings and checkups every six months. However, everyone is different, and some people need more frequent visits for optimum oral health/
At the end of the day, the recommended frequency of your visits to our office will depend on your at-home oral hygiene routine, and on general the condition of your teeth and gums.
For instance, if you have gum disease or untreated decay, we would ask to see you more frequently, so that we can make sure that your teeth and gum health is maintained.
Gum Disease & Your Health
Periodontal (gum) disease is extremely common among Canadians. In spite of your best efforts when it comes to brushing, flossing and maintaining your oral health, gum disease may still occur. If you have gum disease, you may require gum therapy treatment to get it under control.
What are the symptoms of gum disease?
You may not even notice that you have gum disease right away, since when it first develops, there are sometimes no symptoms at all. However, as it progresses, you may experience any or all of the following symptoms:
- Sore, swollen gums
- Red or purple gums
- Receding gums
- Bleeding gums
- Persistent bad breath
Prevention is Key!
At Guildford Dental, we always focus on prevention first. After all, it's always better to prevent disease and decay before it starts, rather than treating it after it already exists!
To this end, we offer the following preventive dental treatment services:
- oral cancer screenings
- regular examinations of the teeth, gums and soft tissue
- regular examinations of yje jaw joints and occlusion
- digital dental x-rays/radiographs,
- regular teeth cleaning (scaling/rootplaning)
- cavity prevention ( such as fluoride treatment, desensitizers, oral hygiene instruction).