Teeth Cleaning & Prevention

Teeth Cleaning Prevention in North Vancouver

Regular cleanings and dental checkups maintain healthy gum tissues and prevent dental problems, such as cavities, periodontal disease and oral infections.

Through ultrasonic scaling, our hygienists are able to remove plaque and tartar that is attached to the tooth surface. This eliminates the source of inflammation and restores the gums to good health. The cleaning appointment is customized to the client’s needs. Some individuals have more sensitivity or more stain. Thus, we adjust our cleaning methods to offer the most thorough and comfortable care.

Prevention is the key to good oral health. At each dental cleaning visit, we are monitoring the health of the gums, as well as checking for any changes in the quality of the tissues. This allows us to notice early signs of gum disease, or gum changes that could indicate oral cancer.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can gum disease affect heart health?

    Yes, there is a significant link between gum disease and heart health. People with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease. Additionally, preventing gum disease can reduce the risk of cardiac arrest, stroke, and atherosclerosis.

  • Can oral health impact cognitive function and the risk of dementia?

    Yes, gum disease is related to memory problems and an increased risk of developing dementia later in life. Good oral hygiene might play a role in maintaining cognitive health.

  • How does oral health affect pregnancy?

    Gum disease is linked to several pregnancy complications, including premature labor and delivering low-birth-weight babies. Maintaining good oral hygiene is particularly important during pregnancy.

  • How is oral health connected to overall health?

    Oral health is intricately linked to your overall health. Conditions like heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and even factors affecting pregnancy and dementia are influenced by oral health. Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for more than just a healthy mouth; it impacts your entire body.

  • What is the relationship between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis?

    Research indicates a correlation between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis. The severity of gum disease can affect the severity of rheumatoid arthritis and its side effects.

  • Is there a connection between diabetes and oral health?

    Periodontal disease is a complication of diabetes, particularly if the diabetes is uncontrolled. Severe gum disease can increase blood sugar levels.

    If you develop gum disease, your gums become inflamed. And inflammation in the body can lead to higher blood glucose (blood sugar) levels—which can contribute to a higher risk of diabetes.

    Brushing and flossing your teeth are great safeguards against gum disease and inflammation.

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