555 Mapleview Dr. W. Suite 201

Barrie, ON L4N 8G5, Canada

705 721 1182

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Dental Hygiene in Barrie

Dental Hygiene Services: More Than Just Cleaning

You may have heard people refer to dental hygiene appointments as “just a cleaning,” but they offer so much more than that. During these appointments, dental hygienists don’t just clean your teeth, but they also treat and prevent oral diseases. 

Regular dental hygiene appointments are key to maintaining optimal oral health, and a healthy mouth is a healthy body. Learn more about the services that dental hygienists offer below. 

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Periodontal Disease Assessment

Periodontal disease refers to infections in the gums and bone that support your teeth. It is linked to other conditions including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. Periodontal disease can range in severity, from mild gingivitis to advanced periodontitis. Fortunately, your dental hygienist can catch it early and even reverse it. At a dental hygiene appointment, your hygienist performs many different assessments to check for periodontal disease and ensure it is properly treated as soon as possible. 

Tooth Scaling & Root Planing

Tooth scaling and root planing are two kinds of deep cleaning that your dental hygienist performs using a combination of hand and ultrasonic instruments. This deep cleaning removes bacteria on the teeth (tooth scaling) and the roots of your teeth below your gum line (root planing). Removing these bacteria prevents your teeth from decaying and your gums from developing disease. 

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Oral Hygiene Advice

Have you ever wondered which kind of bristles to look for in a toothbrush, or what the most effective way to floss is? Ask your dental hygienist! 

During your dental hygiene appointment, your hygienist will answer any questions you have about oral health. They will also recommend health practices and dental products that meet your unique needs. 

Polishing

At each dental hygiene appointment, your dental hygienist will polish your teeth, typically using a polishing paste. This treatment removes stains, smooths the surface of your teeth, and makes your teeth look shiny and clean. 

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Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a mineral that prevents cavities by strengthening your dental enamel and reverses early stages of tooth decay. Depending on your specific dental needs, your hygienist will treat your teeth with fluoride using either a varnish, a gel, or a rinse. 

Oral Cancer Screening

Screening for oral cancer is highly effective in detecting cancer early. At every dental appointment (regardless of patient age), our dental hygienists screen for oral cancer. They also teach clients about risk factors, as well as potential problems to look out for. 

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Book an appointment online or give us a call today! We will guide you through the process and ensure your oral health is in good hands. Your smile deserves the best – let Mapleview Family Dentistry be your partner in dental care.