At Alaska Avenue Dental, we believe that in addition to regular check ups, it's important to have a good homecare routine as well.
During your cleaning with one of our dental hygienists, you can expect:
- Removal of tartar
- Removal of plaque
- Teeth polishing
During your cleaning appointment, your hygienists may also recommend having dental exams completed.
This will help us catch any oral diseases before they manifest, progress or worsen.
Dental exams during your regular appointments can include the following:
- Oral cancer screening – Checking the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissue and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
- Gum disease evaluation – checking the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
- Examination of tooth decay – All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
- Examination of existing restorations – Check fillings, crowns, bridges, etc.
We strongly believe that a good home care routine, followed by regular routine checkups can have a positive effect on maintaining good oral health. The first step is brushing/flossing properly as well as eating well-balanced meals. It's also important to reduce the amount of snacks you and your family eat, as they aid in fostering bacteria.
Brushing & Flossing
We recommend brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day, but most importantly before you to go bed at night. We suggest using an electric toothbrush, as they are not only easy to use, but very efficient at removing plaque and bacteria.
The best way to clean between the teeth and under the gum line is by flossing daily. Flossing prevents plaque colonies from building up between the teeth.
To learn more, contact our practice today – our dental hygienists and assistants are always available to answer your oral health questions!
Full-Family, Full-Life Dental Care
At Alaska Avenue Dental, we are here for you and your family... for life. Whether you simply need a regular check-up and hygiene, you believe you need a filling or crown, or you or your children may need orthdontic care, we are your one-stop dental practice in Fort St. John, BC.
Tips for a Healthy Smile from the Alaska Avenue Dental Team
Sugar plays a big role in the development of cavities. Avoid foods with 'hidden' sugars, like crackers, processed food, and milk. Brushing twice daily, swishing with water or chewing sugarless gum after meals can reduce the harmful of effect sugar on your teeth.