Healthy teeth and gums are the cornerstone of a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. That is why Point McKay Dental is pleased to offer dental hygiene appointments to help you achieve optimal oral health. While regular home maintenance is important to overall oral hygiene, it only focuses on areas of the teeth above the gumline (called scaling). A professional cleaning can not only clean teeth above the gumline, but also below the gumline as well (called root planning). It is only through scaling AND root planing that tartar, plaque, and bacteria can properly be removed from difficult to reach places below the gumline that home care cannot reach.
At Point McKay Dental, our hygiene team is here to exceed your expectations by providing patients with a relaxing dental hygiene experience. Our Hygienists also educate patients on the importance of proper and regular dental and oral health to learn how to maintain healthy teeth and gums between appointments.
When you visit Point McKay Dental for your Dental Hygiene appointment, our team of dental hygienists will clean your teeth above the gum line, which is known as scaling, and below the gum-line using a technique called root planing. We use traditional hand scalers and our ultrasonic scaling tools to remove calcium deposits, called calculus, from your teeth.
Your hygiene therapy needs depend on several factors. If your teeth are more susceptible to the accumulation of plaque and calculus, if you have crowded teeth, or if you have advanced gum disease, the frequency of your visits may not match the other members of your family. The Point McKay Dental team evaluates every patient on an individual basis to determine the dental hygiene schedule that will best meet their specific needs. Most patients visit Point McKay Dental for their dental hygiene appointment every 6 months, but some people may benefit from a hygiene visit every 3-4 months. Others may only require a hygiene appointment every 9 to 12 months. The dental hygienists at Point McKay Dental will advise you on how often you should visit our practice to maintain your oral health and wellness.
If maintaining the health of your teeth and gums for a lifetime of dental wellness is important to you, Point McKay Dental can help! If you have any questions about your dental hygiene, or you would like to set up a regular hygiene checkup and/or teeth cleaning appointment, please call the dedicated Point McKay Dental team at (403) 289-7829 and we will be happy to help!
Call Point Mckay Dental at (403) 289-7829 to
set up a Dental Hygiene Appointment today!
Providing general and family dental services to the NW Calgary neighborhoods of Capitol Hill, Banff Trail, University of Calgary, Briar Hill, Hounsfield Heights, West Hillhurst, Collingwood, Charleswood, Triwood, Rosedale, Mount Pleasant, Cambrian Heights, Confederation Park
& Surrounding Areas.