If you ever run your tongue over your teeth and they feel a little fuzzy, what you’re feeling is plaque – a soft, sticky film of bacteria that thrives on the sugars and starches in the food we eat.

Unless it is removed through regular brushing and flossing, plaque can build up over time and lead to cavities and gum disease.  Even with careful cleaning, however, it can accumulate in hard-to-reach spots and harden into tartar – an irritant that weakens the tissue around teeth and can only be removed by a Registered Dental Hygienist.


Dynamic Dental – SE Calgary
Dental Hygiene
403-453-5588
A full-service family oriented SE Calgary dental clinic
#210, 163 Quarry Park Blvd. SE


Periodontal disease is a contagious, chronic bacterial infection that destroys gum tissue and bone that support your teeth and hold them in place. The problem with gum disease is that it starts slowly without any pain and may not be apparent until there are serious side effects.

Brushing and flossing cannot remove hardened plaque. If the tartar isn’t removed with professional scaling by a dental hygienist, the bacteria can cause inflammation of the gums (gingivitis), penetrate the gum line and finally spread into the underlying bone (periodontitis). If left untreated, gum disease can result in abscesses or the complete destruction of the tooth’s supporting tissues and, ultimately, tooth loss.

Most people don’t connect their mouths to the rest of their bodies. Some research studies strongly suggest a link between gum disease and a person’s overall health. The bacteria from oral infections – triggered by simply brushing the teeth or chewing – can enter the blood stream or airways and travel to other parts of the body. These bacteria have the potential to worsen or increase the risk for other types of health problems such as heart disease, stroke and respiratory disorders.

That’s why we recommend that you come in for a professional cleaning every three to twelve months, depending on the condition of your teeth and gums.  Every one of our patients are given a personalized plan to help fight gum disease.  A new plan is created on a yearly basis after each periodontal examination.  Our hygienists use a range of tools to remove stains, plaque, and tartar – both above and below the gum line – and examine your mouth for any sign of problems.

 

After your teeth have been polished to a silky smooth finish, you’ll be advised on how to care for any trouble spots at home and offered a fluoride rinse for extra protection between cleanings.  If your teeth ache when they come into contact with heat or cold, our hygienists can also apply a special solution to their roots to reduce sensitivity. 

 

Laser Cleanings

If you have gums that are sore and bleed, and are tired of being told you have ‘deep pockets’, Laser Periodontal Therapy may be the solution for you!  At Dynamic Dental we are using the new state of the art, cutting edge Perio Laser to treat a range of conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis. The laser dental cleaning procedure we use at our office,  is a more comfortable way to clean teeth and it has been proven to reduce bacteria in the mouth for as long as 12 weeks.  Laser cleanings provide a greater measure of protection for the mouths oral immune system and reduces gum bleeding and oral inflammation. It also kills the bad microbes, bacteria and other substances around the teeth and gums that may get into the blood stream.  Laser cleanings can significantly help combat gingivitis and periodontitis.  Ask to book your next hygiene visit with one of our hygienists who specialize in Laser Periodontal Therapy.

  

Five great reasons to have your teeth cleaned!

  1. To prevent gum disease
    Gum (periodontal) disease is a bacterial infection caused by plaque – the sticky, colorless, bacteria-filled film that adheres to your teeth.  As plaque builds up on teeth, it hardens and becomes tartar, which can be difficult to remove.  The bacteria in plaque produce toxins that irritate the gums and cause inflammation and gingivitis.  If bacteria are not removed and the inflammation continues, the gum tissues can be destroyed and more advanced stages of gum disease may follow.
  2. To keep your teeth
    As gum disease advances, the pockets grow deeper, and plaque moves further down the tooth root, destroying supporting bone.  The affected teeth may loosen and eventually fall out.  Since gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, regular dental exams and cleanings along with regular brushing and flossing in between visits are vital to keeping your teeth.
  3. To have a brighter smile
    Personal habits – such as tobacco use or drinking coffee, tea and other beverages – can cause tooth staining.  Certain medications also can discolor teeth.  Teeth cleaning by your dental hygienist, however, can often remove these external stains – and it promotes good oral health.  In addition to removing plaque and tartar during your cleaning, your hygienist will also polish your teeth to a beautiful shine.  The result?  A whiter and brighter smile!
  4. To prevent bad breath
    Persistent bad breath (halitosis) has oral causes such as poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, a coating on the surface of the tongue, food stuck between teeth, unclean dentures, oral carcinomas or throat infections.  Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing many of these conditions and can, in turn, prevent bad breath.  Regular checkups and cleanings are the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene.
  5. To help maintain overall health
    There is mounting evidence of a connection between a person’s oral and overall health.  Recent studies have linked heart attacks and strokes to gum disease.  Although no causal relationships have been discovered, a dental cleaning every six months to keep your teeth and gums healthy could possibly reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.  In addition, if you have regular oral examinations, your dentist may be the first health care provider to diagnose a health problem in its early stages.

Dynamic Dental – SE Calgary
Dental Hygiene – Laser Cleaning 
403-453-5588
A full-service family oriented SE Calgary dental clinic
#210, 163 Quarry Park Blvd. SE