Dental Exams & Cleanings in South Calgary & Okotoks

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Your Oral Health Changes Throughout Your Life

Dental exams and cleanings are regular check-up appointments that could help you manage your oral health. As you grow older, certain conditions can affect your ability to chew comfortably, which in turn can affect your nutrition and overall health.

By managing your oral health and diagnosing issues early, we can help keep your teeth sparkling. Appointments are easy to book, and our team is eager to help. Please, request your next appointment today.

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What to Expect From Your Appointment?

We’re proud to serve our patients in any way we can. But to ensure we’re providing the best care possible, please make sure you undergo regular dental exams and cleanings every 6 months, or as often as your dentist recommends.

Initial Consultation

When you first come for your appointment, we meet you in our waiting room before escorting you to the examination room. Your dentist will then have a detailed discussion with you regarding your oral health and overall health history.

This conversation helps your dentist determine if there are any issues you are at risk of developing and confirm that your medical history is up to date and correct. Please feel free to let your dentist know of any problems you are experiencing, as your input can help them customize the exam to your unique needs.

Once your dentist confirms your health history, it’s time to move on to the rest of the exam.

During the dental exam, your dentist may take x-rays. These images serve as an in-depth blueprint for some of your oral health needs, but your dentist will also evaluate your teeth, gums, tongue, cheeks, and roof of your mouth.

They will also look at the bones of your face and jaw and examine your neck area for signs of lymphs or nodes. This comprehensive examination can diagnose problems like missing or loose teeth, cavities, oral diseases, or bone structure issues.

Following the exam, your dentist will provide you with their findings, including their recommendations for treatments and medications. If you are at all concerned about your oral health, please let our team know. We work our hardest to ensure your experience is as comprehensive and comfortable as possible.

Teeth cleaning is essential for protecting your oral health, gums, tongue, cheeks, and more.

During the cleaning, your oral hygienist:

  • Scales your teeth, a process that removes plaque and tartar from your teeth’s surface and around the gumline.
  • Polishes and flosses your teeth, which helps remove any stains on your teeth’s surface and residue leftover in between your teeth.
  • Applies a fluoride treatment on your teeth, which helps manage the risk of developing cavities.

Why Should Adults Have Dental Exams?

Your overall health can have a massive impact on your oral health. Because of this, we recommend adults to have dental exams every 6 months, or as often as your dentist recommends.

Conditions like diabetes can put you at risk of developing a list of issues, including cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, or more. To help manage your dental health, we recommend brushing your teeth twice a day with toothpaste that includes fluoride, floss at least once a day, limit your consumption of sugary drinks and candies, and reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke.

Why Are Dental Cleanings Important?

Even if you brush and floss regularly, there is only so much you can clean yourself before you require a professional’s help. Over time, a buildup of plaque can harden, creating tartar. Tartar can bond with your tooth’s enamel, making it extremely difficult to brush off yourself, meaning that you will likely need to visit your dentist to remove it properly.

Tartar can wear down your enamel, increasing your risk for various dental issues, including cavities, gingivitis, and bad breath.

Where to Find Us

Find us on the corner of Pine Creek Road and Heritage Lake Drive, right beside Pizza on Pointe.

Our Address

Unit 400, 412 Pine Creek Road
Heritage Pointe, AB T1S 4J9

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Our Hours

Mondays
9 AM2 PM
Tuesdays
8 AM3:30 PM
Wednesdays
8 AM3:30 PM
Thursdays
9 AM2 PM
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Closed
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Closed
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