Fort McMurray Dental Hygiene | Family and General Dentistry | Eagle Ridge Dental

Your Fort McMurray Choice for Dental Hygiene and Teeth Cleanings!

Fort McMurray Dental Hygiene | Family and General Dentistry | Eagle Ridge Dental

Healthy teeth and gums are the cornerstone of a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile! That is whyEagle Ridge Dental is pleased to offer dental hygiene and teeth cleaning appointments to help you achieve the optimal oral health you desire. While regular home care is very important, it focuses only on areas of the teeth above the gum line (called scaling). A professional dental cleaning can not only clean your teeth above the gum line but below the gum line as well (called root planing). It is only through both regular root planing and scaling that tartar, plaque, and bacteria can be removed from hard-to-reach areas below the gum line that home care cannot reach. Regular professional cleanings can help keep your teeth and gums healthy from top to bottom! Let Eagle Ridge Dental help you achieve optimal oral health and wellness, with regular dental hygiene and teeth-cleaning appointments.

Regular Hygiene and Teeth Cleanings in Fort McMurray Help Maintain Optimal Oral Health

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What Happens at a Dental Hygiene and Teeth Cleaning Appointment?

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  • A complete periodontal assessment.
  • A complete check of your gum tissue, including checking for any gum recession, the presence of gingivitis, and possible gum disease.
  • An intra-oral exam to check the gum tissue, tongue, and lips for confirmation of health.
  • Scaling is a process of removing plaque, tartar (calculus), and bacteria from your teeth so the gums and bone that make up the foundation of your teeth remain healthy and disease-free.
  • Polishing to remove stains from your teeth.
  • Fluoride treatment (if desired)
    • After your dental cleaning, you will be provided with an option to receive fluoride treatment in Fort McMurray. Fluoride is a natural mineral that helps strengthen the enamel (outer layer of your teeth) and prevent cavities.
  • An oral cancer screening
    • At each visit, we make our best efforts to screen your oral tissues (including the head, neck, and jaw area) for confirmation of health and signs of oral cancer. The goal is to identify mouth cancer in the early stages or even before it turns into cancer when there is a better chance for treatment and cure.
  • Digital X-rays when required
    • Radiography helps us detect cavities in between teeth, assess bone levels, and detect other problems in the oral cavity. Your Fort McMurray Dental Hygiene surgeon will decide what type of images you need and how often you need them based on your oral health. Research shows that the radiation received from digital X-ray machines is less than the radiation you receive from natural background sources. Eagle Ridge Dental makes sure to follow the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) policy.
  • Sealants (if chosen)
    • Sealants are protective coatings that are applied on deep grooves of back teeth to prevent cavity formation in the future. Sealant application is a quick, easy, and painless procedure.
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How Often Should You Visit Us for an Oral Hygiene and Teeth Cleaning Visit?

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Eagle Ridge Dental understands that each patient will require a different hygiene and cleaning schedule. Most people come in for a dental hygiene appointment every 6 months, although some people may benefit from coming in every 3-4 months, while others may be able to visit every 9-12 months. Genetics, home care, grinding habits, and teeth positioning are all key factors in determining the best Fort McMurray oral hygiene and cleaning schedule for each patient. For those patients experiencing gum disease, heavy staining, loose teeth, or heavy calculus buildup, a higher frequency of cleaning will help keep teeth healthier. We will discuss with you how often you should visit us for a dental hygiene checkup and/or cleaning based on your specific and individual needs.

Eagle Ridge Dental is committed to helping you and your family on the road to optimal oral health! If you have any questions about your Fort McMurray Dental Hygiene, or you would like to set up a regular hygiene check-up and/or scaling/teeth cleaning, call the dedicated Eagle Ridge Dental team at
(780) 791-2008 and we will make sure you are taken care of!

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Call Ascent Family Dental at (780) 791-2008  , or email us at [email protected] to set up an  appointment today!