Esplanade Dental

Dental Hygiene Appointments

Dental Hygiene Appointments in North Vancouver

When food particles become caught between the teeth and gums, they form plaque. If this plaque is not adequately removed by flossing or brushing the teeth, it becomes tartar which is very difficult to remove. Over time, tartar build-up around the gum line can affect the integrity of the teeth and gums. We recommend scheduling a dental hygiene appointment in addition to your yearly dental exam. 

 What Happens at Your Dental Hygiene Appointment?

 Your dental hygienist is highly trained to remove tartar from around the gum line. They will begin by taking any prescribed X-rays and scans of your teeth and jaws, after which they will begin the dental scaling procedure.

 The procedure is relatively painless, and your hygienist will point out areas of heavy build-up so you can give them more attention during your daily hygiene routine. Your hygienist will also give you a fluoride treatment to strengthen the teeth and polish your teeth to remove any surface stains. 

Your hygienist is a valuable source of information regarding oral care, including plaque control and the best use of oral care products.

Dental Hygiene at Home

While dental exams and hygiene appointments are essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, it is crucial that you also take good care of your teeth at home.

We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste for optimum oral health. While brushing the teeth will help to remove plaque from the surface of the teeth, flossing is essential to remove food particles that become lodged beneath the gums.

Esplanade Dental

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Call: (604) 987-2237