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TREATMENT

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DENTAL CLEANINGS NEAR YOU

At Chappelle Family Dental we offer Preventative Hygiene Treatment. Our Dental Hygiene team is here to exceed your expectations by providing our patients with a relaxing dental hygiene experience. Our Dental Hygienists also educate our patients on the importance of dental & oral health to learn how to maintain healthy teeth and gums between appointments.​

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL CLEANINGS?

Here are 5 reasons professional cleanings are so important!

  1. Your dental hygienist can remove most of the stains that dull and discolour your teeth, so you’ll be left with a brighter, whiter smile.

  2. Having your teeth cleaned can prevent gum disease, which leads to early tooth loss.

  3. A strong link exists between cardiovascular disease and gum disease.  Because getting your teeth cleaned twice a year helps prevent gum disease, it can also reduce your chances of potentially deadly heart attacks and strokes.

  4. During a professional dental cleaning, it’s easy for your dentist to detect early signs of problems such as broken fillings and fractures.

  5. Many dental plans cover cleanings, and you’ll save money on dental expenses in the long run by taking advantage of your policy.

REGULAR DENTAL HYGIENE APPOINTMENTS FOR OPTIMUM ORAL HEALTH

When you visit Chappelle Family Dental for your SW Edmonton Dental Hygiene Therapy, our team of dental hygienists will clean your teeth both above the gum line, which is known as scaling and below the gum-line, using a technique called root planing. We use both traditional hand scalers and our ultrasonic scaling tools to remove calcium deposits, called calculus, from your teeth.

In addition to your thorough teeth cleaning above and below the gum-line, your Chappelle Family Dental Hygienist will complete a number of oral treatments which include:

  • A comprehensive periodontal assessment, checking for gum recession, the presence of gingivitis and possible gum disease.

  • Polishing your teeth to remove hard to remove surface stains.

  • Fluoride treatment which strengthens the enamel in areas that may be weak.

  • An extra-oral exam at least once a year to check the head, neck and jaw areas for abnormalities.

  • An oral cancer screening that checks the gum tissues, tongue, and lips for signs of oral cancer.

  • Take diagnostic digital x-rays [when needed]

 

Your Dental Hygiene Therapy also includes an examination by Dr. Andrew Kim to evaluate the current health of your teeth, gums, and the surrounding tissue.

 

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE A DENTAL HYGIENE VISIT?

Your hygiene therapy needs can depend on several factors. If your teeth are more susceptible to the accumulation of plaque and calculus, if you have crowded teeth, or if you have advanced gum disease, the frequency of your visits may not match the other members of your family. Our dental team evaluates every patient on an individual basis to determine the dental hygiene schedule that will best meet the specific needs of our patients. 

Most patients visit Chappelle Family Dental for their dental hygiene appointments every 6 months, but some people may benefit from a hygiene visit every 3-4 months. Others may only require a hygiene appointment every 9 to 12 months. The dental hygienists at Chappelle Family Dental will advise you on how often you should visit our SW Edmonton dental practice to maintain your oral health and wellness.

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