Dental cleanings and preventative care are effective and proactive ways to achieve your oral health and wellness. At Living Wellness Dental Dorchester in Calgary, AB, clients in the community have access to the individualized care they need through our team of dental professionals. Cleanings, also known as an oral prophylaxis, are critical to ensuring patients keep their teeth and gums healthy. This treatment can help with heavy tartar removal and ensure there are no areas where plaque has developed. Plaque, tartar, and other dental concerns can contribute to the formation of tooth decay and periodontal disease.

How to stop tooth decay

While dental cleanings done every six months (or less) can help with the early diagnosis and treatment of tooth decay and periodontal disease, it is still important for clients to take ownership and personal care of their smiles daily. The standard recommendation is to brush after every meal, floss at least once a day, and visit the dentist/hygienist at minimum every six months and as problems arise. For some, alternative approaches are required. At Living Wellness Dental Dorchester, we work together with you to identify the oral management strategies that will work best for you! Our team of professionals tailor the treatment to your specific needs and lifestyle through monitoring and providing information required to keep clients’ smiles healthy and ensure the best possible care is received.

Periodontal cleaning

Another aspect of routine dental cleanings and preventive care is periodontal cleaning. Infections that develop in the gum tissues is a condition known as periodontal disease or gum disease. This infection can spread and even enter the bloodstream, causing medical concerns for those who are affected by it. Inflammation in the gums related to periodontal disease is also known to present a risk to the overall health of affected individuals. While prevention is key, treatment is not only important but critical. Knowing the signs of periodontal disease can help patients determine when they need to see a dentist for assistance. Common symptoms include:

  • Chronic bad breath (Halitosis)
  • Red, swollen gums
  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing the teeth
  • Loose or shifting teeth
  • Gum recession

Our hygiene team is unique. They are ready to partner with you on your journey towards full body health and the smile of your dreams. They are compassionate, understanding and non-judgemental, which means the shame, the embarrassment and the pain you may have felt elsewhere will be a thing of the past. Our dentists and hygienists stand ready to assist you in achieving your oral health goals. Come experience the difference! Schedule a dental cleaning with our team today!

If you are interested in a refreshing new dental cleaning experience with our team, we welcome you to call us and make an appointment at our facility, located at 601, 1333 8 Street S.W. in Calgary, AB. Call (587) 327-1500 and book time with one of our dental professionals and hygienists to get the care you need. We are always accepting new and established patients into our facility for comprehensive, individualized dental care, including general, preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry.