Teeth Whitening in Windermere Edmonton
Have you ever thought about whitening your teeth? If you go to lengths to keep your mouth clean and healthy, it’s no wonder you’d like them to look as clean as they feel! Teeth whitening has become so popular that it’s commonly found in drugstores, at your dentist’s office and online. The methods vary, some using strips while others use trays, and whitening can be found in mouth rinses, toothpastes and even chewing gum! If you’ve got questions about teeth whitening, it will help to first understand more about the environment inside the mouth.
“Whiter Teeth in Just 20 Minutes”
The bacteria contained in the oral cavity can wreak havoc on the teeth if not properly managed with a healthy diet and a regular brushing and flossing habit. We recommend brushing a minimum of twice daily and flossing daily between dental visits. Your dentist will assess the health of your teeth as well as the health of all of the soft issues associated with your dental structure. This includes a visual overview of the tongue and the area beneath it, the health of the cheek and gum tissues, as well as any indications of oral conditions or cancers evident on the soft tissues themselves. Light technology allows your dentist to see beneath the surface of your oral tissues to assess any underlying concerns.
Your lymph nodes around the neck and jaw will be assessed as well as the quality of your bite, and signs of malfunction in the temporomandibular joint which may indicate clenching, grinding and/or signs of temporomandibular disorder will be investigated. You will undergo a low-radiation digital X-ray to allow your dentist to determine the health of the underlying structures in your mouth such as the jawbone and the roots of the teeth and to check for potential hidden concerns such as dentigerous cysts. Based on these assessments, your dentist will recommend changes to your hygiene regimen, discuss required procedures or explore dental appliances as required.
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Request an appointment online and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note we will respond to online requests as soon as possible during our working hours. If your matter is urgent, we encourage you to give us a call at 780-760-8482. All services provided by a general dentist.
Following your checkup and debrief with your dentist, a professional cleaning is conducted by one of our skilled dental hygienists. Your teeth are treated to scaling treatment to remove any tartar buildup around the collar of your teeth without harming the protective enamel. Tartar tends to take on colouration from stainers such as coffee and red wine, and its removal not only improves the appearance of the teeth but improves the health of the teeth and gums.
Following your scaling treatment, the teeth are polished and flossed before receiving a fluoride treatment in your flavour of choice. Before leaving, your dentist will make a recommendation as to the frequency of cleaning and checkups that will best suit your oral health needs. This schedule is recommended with considerations in mind such as the amount of tartar buildup on the teeth since your last visit, whether there are any concerns that warrant regular monitoring, as well as any medical conditions that would benefit from more frequent visits.
Your checkups and cleanings are an important part of a preventative approach to your dental and overall health. Whenever possible, our goal is to take a preventative approach to dental care, since concerns that may have been treated early in their development risk becoming urgent or long-term concerns when they progress to the point of discomfort. For example, a small cavity may require a modest filling to stop its progression. If we wait too long, however, what could have been a small filling may require root canal therapy in order to allow the infected tooth to be retained.
We are passionate about education! If you have questions regarding how to care for your oral health between visits, we encourage you to take the opportunity to discuss them with your dentist or dental hygienist during your visit. We are happy to make recommendations, provide education or troubleshoot unique challenges such as making tooth brushing as comfortable as possible for children with sensory disorders.