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Dental Hygiene & Professional Teeth Cleaning in Calgary

Good dental hygiene is important not only for your smile, but also your overall health.  Gum disease, also know as periodontitis, has been linked to heart disease, stroke and diabetic complications.

Regular dental exams and professional teeth cleanings can prevent these and many other health problems.

Some of the most important health benefits of regular teeth cleanings include:

  • Gum disease prevention
  • Early detection of oral cancer
  • Healthier smile
  • Helps maintain good dental health
  • Helps maintain good overall health

At Dr. Korol Dental, our highly-qualified and registered dental hygienists can gently remove any plaque buildup and hardened deposits, promoting the long-term health of your teeth and gums.

 

What is the Teeth Cleaning Process?

Performed by an experienced dental hygienist, teeth cleaning is a safe and simple procedure. Here is what is involved:

1. Examination

Prior to any teeth cleaning, the dental hygienist will conduct a comprehensive exam of your teeth and gums.

2. Scaling (Deep Teeth Cleaning Only)

Over time, plaque buildup can lead to hardened deposits (tartar) forming on your teeth which can only be removed by a dental professional.

During an extensive deep teeth cleaning, the dental hygienist will use a scaling tool to remove any plaque or tartar from around & beneath your gum line and between your teeth.

3. Polish

Once all the plaque has been removed from your teeth, the dental hygienist will use a high-powered electric brush to remove all residual tartar.

Deep Cleaning vs Regular Teeth Cleaning

Scaling and root planing, also known as a deep teeth cleaning, is very different from a regular cleaning.

While the latter focuses on the surfaces/between the teeth above the gum line, a deep dental clean is needed in order to remove bacteria, tartar and any debris that has collected under the gum line.

When is a deep teeth cleaning required?

A deep teeth cleaning is required to treat gum and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gum, jawbone and the structures suurounding the teeth. "Peri" means around, and "odontal" refers to teeth. Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that your gums are infected with bacteria. If nothing is done, the infection can spread. It can destroy the structures that support your teeth in your jawbone. Eventually, your teeth can become so loose that they have to be extracted.

How many appointments will I need for a deep cleaning?

Every person is different. It depends largely on the extent of the disease progression. On average, a deep teeth cleaning will require a minimum of two visits with the dental hygienist as well as a follow-up appointment to ensure that your gums are responding to treatment and getting healthier.

 

Recovering From a Deep Teeth Cleaning

Before your deep teeth cleaning treatment, our dental hygienist will carefully discuss with you what you can expect before, during and after your procedure.

This is to ensure you are fully comfortable and able to enjoy the full results of your treatment.

What to expect after your deep teeth cleaning
  • Your dental anesthesia, if required, will wear off approximately 1-3 hours after your teeth cleaning
  • It is normal for your gums to feel slightly sore for at least 3 days after the treatment
  • It is normal to be sensitive to hot/cold foods after the teeth cleaning
  • It is normal to experience a stiff or sore jaw for several days after the treatment.
Recovery Tips
  • Rinse 3x daily for at least 1 week to aid healing and reduce inflammation
  • Avoid eating hard foods immediately after the treatment such as chips, nuts, popcorn and seeds
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco products for at least 72 hours after your treatment.
  • Use toothpaste made for sensitivity to reduce any sensitivity to cold/hot foods.
  • Continue with your regular dental hygiene routine including brushing and flossing to prevent infection.

 

Learn More

To learn more about our regular and deep teeth cleaning treatments and how we can help you maintain good dental hygiene, contact our Calgary clinic today at 403-245-9099.

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Reviews & Testimonials

My overall experience was superb!

From my initial booking, to the exam and dental work, to the cleaning I received, my overall experience was superb. Sarah (at reception) communicates clearly, is thoughtful, and is an overall pleasure. Dr. Korol and her dental team are proficient, professional, and very skilled at what they do. Additionally, their approach to dental care is natural and holistic, which is important and can be difficult to find. Thanks for everything!

Keith Belliveau

I have been to several dentists over the years. Dr. Korol is my favourite one of all!

I have been to several dentists in three different provinces over the years. Dr. Korol is my favourite one of all. She has a happy and infectious personality and a big smile that lights up a room. Her staff are all also upbeat and very efficient. Sarah on the front desk is always trying to help and has lots of experience in making dental claims. I have had personal concerns about mercury fillings and it is a great relief to find a dentist who had solutions and specific training in natural or biological dentistry. I feel very fortunate to have come into contact with Dr. Korol and her practice.

Paul Horachek

Thank you Dr. Korol for taking such great care of my family!!!

My family has been going to Dr. Korol's office for over 2 years now. I came from a bad experience with another dentist so I was very leary; The staff at this office is amazing, from the time we enter the front doors nothing but kindness. Dr. Korol is fantastic, gentle & listens to any concerns I might have, she goes over everything step by step so there are no surprises. I went from fear of the dentist to being relaxed when I'm there. Thank you to Dr. Korol and her amazing support team for taking such great care of my family!!!

Nicole Sanders

Dr. Korol and her team are fantastic!

Dr. Korol and her team are fantastic!  In addition to being welcoming and friendly, she and her team are knowledgeable about latest best dental practices, highly skilled in performance, and all of my appointments have been conducted in a punctual and timely manner.  Highly recommend to anyone!

Valerie Culp

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