If you are looking for NW Calgary Dental Hygiene services, Lippitt Dental is here to serve you! Did you know that Periodontal Disease is the most common disease in the world? Is it also the leading cause of tooth loss in adults! In fact, 75% of adults have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease also impacts our health in a number of different ways. People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing periodontal disease but that’s not it; many systemic conditions, such as diabetes, are linked to periodontal disease. Common inflammatory mechanisms, genes, environment, and lifestyle all play a role in oral health and overall health and wellness.
Whether you have healthy gums or if you have active periodontal disease, dental hygiene is very important. Regular scaling and root planing procedures to remove plaque and calculus (tartar) and bacterial toxins from hard to reach areas below the gum line keep your gums healthy from top to bottom!
Lippitt Dental recommends patients visit us twice a year for maintenance and preventative care unless your oral health status dictates you require more frequent visits.
Depending on your preventative treatment schedule, some visits may include:
Regular dental hygiene visits help us break the stronghold of bacteria in your gums and slow or eliminate their destructive effects. As such, removal of tarter and bacteria are crucial to treating gingivitis, controlling periodontal disease and preventing tooth decay. How do we accomplish this?
An ultrasonic scaler consists of a wand with a small scaling tip that produces soft ultrasonic vibrations and a gentle flow of water. As the tip moves along the tooth surface, it creates small pulses that break up plaque, tartar and other debris.
Ultrasonic scaling has proven to be very effective in removing large debris below the gum line in a very quick and efficient manner. Because of this, appointment times are shortened and patient comfort is improved. However, to ensure complete care, hand scaling is still always completed afterwards.
We also offer extended hours on Tuesday & Wednesdays for your family’s convenience.