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Portfolio Category: DENTAL HYGIENE PREVENTATIVE SERVICES

Dental sealants

Dental sealant is a thin coating painted on the chewing surfaces of back teeth usually the premolars and molars. Deep pits and fissures of back teeth trap plaque and food particles causing cavities. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth( the most caries vulnerable areas) ¬† forming a protective barrier…
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Dental cleaning

Dental cleaning or prophylaxis means the "removal of dental plaque, dental calculus, and stains from the exposed and unexposed surfaces of the teeth by scaling and polishing as a preventive measure for the control of local irritants. This is what our Registered Dental Hygienist is doing during your professional dental cleaning.Plaque, tartar above and below…
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Periodontal assessment

A periodontal examination involves checking the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. First, your ¬†dental hygienist will look at the gums for signs of redness or puffiness.She may poke them gently to see how easily they bleed.Bleeding gums is a sign of inflammation and indicate gum disease caused by bacteria. Your hygienist may use…
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Oral cancer screening

[caption id="attachment_2221" align="alignright" width="216"] Photo courtesy of the British Columbia Oral Cancer Prevention Program.[/caption] Approximately 3,200 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed in Canada this year and many more cases will be diagnosed with dysplasia (pre-cancer), according to the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre. Approximately 84 percent of oral cancer cases may detected…
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