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Protect Your Teeth with a Professional Dental Cleaning in Red Deer

Visiting your dentist regularly for a teeth cleaning or check-up is an integral part of maintaining good oral health and hygiene. At Parkland Mall Dental Centre, we provide detailed exams and dental cleaning for patients in Red Deer and the surrounding areas. Whether it’s your child’s first dental appointment or you’re due for your regular check-up or cleaning, we are here to provide you with comprehensive oral care and services.



Dental Cleaning Services

Our Red Deer dentists and dental hygienists strive to provide excellent dental care and treatments for all our clients. When you visit us for a dental cleaning, your teeth will be thoroughly cleaned and examined, leaving you with a shiny, healthier smile. Typically, the following services are provided during your teeth cleaning:

  • Dental exam
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Gum and tissue inspection
  • Plaque and tartar removal
  • Tooth polishing
  • Fluoride application

What to Expect for Your First Visit

During your detailed examination, your dentist will inspect your gums for any signs or symptoms that could affect your oral health and overall well-being. Some things that your dentist will check for include damaged or decayed teeth, cavities, signs of gum disease, the position and spacing of your teeth, signs of oral cancer, and more. Your dental exam will also include x-rays to help identify well-hidden or underlying issues.


Then, your dentist will proceed to explain any potential problems or concerns they found during the exam. At Parkland Mall Dental Centre, we do our best to make sure that our patients are thoroughly aware of the condition of their oral health as well as the causes and symptoms of problems or diseases. It’s also important that you aid us in this process by telling your dentist about any existing medical conditions and pain or changes in your teeth and gums.


After providing a comprehensive diagnosis, your dentist will discuss your next steps towards maintaining good oral health. This may include recommending particular treatments or preventative care. Then, they will help you establish a schedule for regular visits to help make sure that you get your check-ups and cleanings at the appropriate time.



What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

In most cases, a dental exam as well as a cleaning are completed during a single visit. Dental cleanings are important to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Depending on the condition of your gums and the amount of plaque and/or tartar you have built up since your last cleaning, a dental cleaning can range from a single appointment lasting 30-60 minutes up to several appointments. Plaque is a sticky, soft film that contains harmful bacteria and can cause tooth decay. Tartar results in the build-up of plaque and can result in gum disease such as gingivitis. Once your cleaning is completed, the teeth are polished to remove stains as well as residual plaque. The hygienist will advise you on how to be more effective in brushing and flossing your teeth, particularly in areas of the mouth that are problem areas for you. A fluoride treatment is often recommended in order to strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities. Our hygienists will customize a cleaning regimen that is optimal for you on a case-by-case basis.



How to Properly Take Care of Your Teeth

Both regular trips to the dentist and practicing proper at-home care are part of having healthy teeth and gums. While it’s important to get regular professional care, you should understand that having good dental hygiene ultimately starts with you. Here’s some information about how to properly take care of your teeth and gums:


  • Brush your teeth regularly: You should brush your teeth twice daily for at least two minutes at a time. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and create gentle circles. It is also recommended that you use a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste (unless it is for a child younger than three years old).
  • Floss once each day: Flossing helps to remove particles and plaque from places in between your teeth.
  • Visit the dentist regularly: You should visit your dentist on a regular basis for check-ups and professional cleanings. Your dentist will remove plaque and tartar build-up during your cleaning and also thoroughly inspect your mouth for any potential health concerns.
  • Invest in protective treatments: Protective treatments such as dental sealants help to prevent tooth decay.
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet: You should eat a diet that is low in sugars and carbohydrates. Eat snack foods such as nuts and vegetables.
  • Avoid smoking and heavy alcohol consumption: Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption can have serious effects on teeth and oral structures. They can cause health issues such as cancer, heart disease, and gum disease.


The Importance of Practicing Good Oral Hygiene

Having good oral hygiene is an integral part of maintaining your body’s health and well-being. Most people are aware that visiting the dentist regularly and practicing good at-home care helps to prevent tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease such as gingivitis.


But did you also know that taking good care of your teeth and gums helps to keep the rest of your body healthy as well? Studies show that there may be links between oral disease and other systemic diseases such as diabetes, leukemia, oral cancer, pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and kidney disease. Poor oral hygiene can also result in premature births and respiratory illness.


If you are experiencing a severe toothache or if you have suffered an accident that causes injury to your teeth, call Parkland Mall Dental Centre for emergency dental services.



Questions or Concerns?

If you have questions about a teeth cleaning or other dental services, or have some concerns about your child’s first appointment, please feel free to contact our office or visit our Red Deer dental clinic in Parkland Mall Dental Centre. We will be more than happy to give you more information or advice.

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