Oral Hygiene Care
PROFESSIONAL TEETH CLEANINGS IN ORLÉANS
Excellent oral health means not only fresh breath and healthy teeth, but also no pain and a normal biting and chewing ability that leads to better digestion and nutrition. On a much broader scale, medical research tells us that there are important links between poor oral health and diabetes, respiratory issues, heart disease, and other systemic diseases. There is no doubt that good oral health contributes to good general health and to better overall quality of life.
Since every one of our patients is different, our oral health program must be individually tailored to address each patient’s specific dental needs and circumstances. There is a set protocol in place for the assessment of oral health for each new patient that comes into our family dental clinic. We evaluate, amongst other things, the health of the gums (sensitivity, bleeding, depth of tooth pockets, inflammation, etc.), the state of existing restorations, and the presence of any new tooth decay. Our findings determine the appropriate dental treatment and preventative follow-up care, whether that be a cavity filling, additional dental x-rays, or a restorative dentistry treatment like a root canal or dental implants.
PERIODONTAL TREATMENTS & GINGIVITIS PREVENTION
Patients who are diagnosed with moderate to severe periodontal disease are urged to undergo an intensive periodontal treatment and rehabilitation program immediately. This initially entails several closely scheduled visits that focus on stopping the progression of gum disease and on the treatment of its underlying causes. Patients with gingivitis and gum disease work very closely with their dental hygienists in Orléans, receiving not only effective treatment but also extra supervision and detailed instructions. Once the problem is eradicated and the gums return to normal, patients can start scheduling their recall dental appointments every three months.
3-MONTH DENTAL APPOINTMENTS
We recommend a three-month interval dental checkup schedule to the vast majority of our patients. Three-month dental appointments are especially necessary for patients who need close supervision after a recent periodontal treatment, and it is also appropriate for patients who currently suffer from mild periodontal disease. Quarterly dental checkups are also ideal for patients who are healthy but feel strongly about gum disease prevention and being proactive with their oral health.
6-MONTH DENTAL APPOINTMENTS
Patients with a long track record of good oral health and good oral hygiene habits can sometimes get by with visits to their family dentist every six months. During bi-annual dental appointments, your dental hygienist will provide a thorough teeth cleaning, where they will brush and floss your teeth as well as remove any tartar that has built up along the gum line. Your dentist will provide a thorough examination of your teeth and gums every 12 months, and you’ll typically get dental x-rays taken once per year.
9-MONTH DENTAL APPOINTMENTS
In a few rare cases, patients are able to maintain excellent oral health with visits to the dentist only every nine months. Good genetic endowment and a strict oral hygiene regimen at home are required for patients who visit their local dentist every nine months. Nine-month recalls are by no means “a norm” — in fact, they are very much “an exception” for those who have exemplary dental health.
At Mer Bleue Dental Centre, we believe that oral hygiene care is the cornerstone of general dentistry, which consists of basic and necessary dental care. Professional teeth cleanings and dental exams are the key to preventing gum disease, cavities, and many other dental problems. It’s about feeling better, healthier, and happier!
If you are looking for a family dental clinic you can trust, choose Mer Bleue Dental Centre in Orléans. Our dentists and dental hygienists pride themselves on providing exceptional dental care for patients of all ages, from young children and teens to older adults. Contact us today for more information about our oral hygiene care, or schedule an appointment online!