Dental Hygiene in Halifax
Regular dental hygiene appointments—along with lifestyle choices that contribute to healthy teeth—are one of the most fundamental ways you can help keep your teeth strong and healthy. Our hygiene program includes a number of important procedures.
Plaque and tartar are the enemies of healthy teeth. Scaling is a procedure that involves removing the plaque and tartar buildup from deep below the gumline, where it can hide and contribute to inflammation and decay.
A regular tooth polishing works to remove damaging plaque from the natural cracks and crevices of your teeth. It also helps remove surface plaque and stains. Our polishing treatment is done with a gently abrasive paste and a mechanical polishing tool.
Fluoride is in most toothpastes, and even tap water, because it’s such an important natural mineral when it comes to building strong teeth. Our professional fluoride treatment is a safe and fast way to add a boost of fluoride power to your teeth.
The importance of regular appointments.
Even the most careful, regular, and attentive at-home dental care routines can miss plaque and tartar—the main culprits of decay. Only regular professional cleanings can remove the more stubborn or hard-to-get-to plaque deposits—where tooth-decay-causing bacteria can hide. Consider us your partners in a complete dental care regimen!