burnabygentledental

Dental Hygiene And Cleaning in Burnaby

FEEL THE CLEAN AND SMOOTH TEETH

Brushing & Flossing

  • Brushing and flossing should be done at home on a regular basis. A general rule of thumb is to brush twice a day and floss once a day.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

    Professional Oral Cleaning

    • We strongly believe in prevention and catching problems before they start causing pain and discomfort. At your cleaning appointment, our certified dental hygienists will clean any buildup like plaque and tartar off your teeth. They will also floss, polish your teeth and educate you on how to best take care of your teeth at home.
    •  
    • Oral cancer screen may be the best way to detect oral cancer early, and our dental hygienist play an important role in early detection. Our hygienist will perform a thorough visual examination of your mouth in order to identify any abnormalities. This routine examination is part of your regular hygiene appointment.

    FAQs FOR DENTAL HYGIENE & CLEANING

    Over time stains and hard deposits form on the teeth even with good oral hygiene at home. Different people are at different risk levels for plaque and tartar accumulation. Dental hygienists are trained to remove plaque and tart in the most gentle and effective way possible. Cleaning appointments are also good opportunities to review your health and answer any questions you might have.

    Brush for two minutes every time and use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Don’t brush too aggressively which can harm gum and tooth enamel. Brush at least twice a day will help you from getting cavities and gum disease.

    If you use the right technique, the type of toothbrush is not important. The basic, soft-bristled toothbrush will work well enough. Whichever kind of toothbrush you use, replace the brush every 3-4 months because toothbrushes can harbor bacteria. Also, they won’t clean teeth effectively when the bristles are frayed or bent overtime.

    Bad breath is often caused by odor-causing bacteria in your mouth. The bacteria can be found on teeth, in gum tissue, and in tongue cervices. Brushing, flossing and cleaning your tongue will help get rid of those bacteria. Mouthwash can also help remove bacteria. Tongue scrapers can work better than toothbrush in removing bacteria from the tongue. If there are other causes of the bad mouth, then it needs to be further investigated.

    Yes, try to floss at least Once a day. Flossing will remove food particles and bacteria between teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing will reduced the risk of getting cavities and gum inflammation.