Penhold Dental — Your Choice for Penhold Dental Cleanings
At Penhold Dental, located in Penhold, Alberta our team will aim to provide you with a comfortable dental hygiene experience. Our team takes the extra time required to educate you about your dental & oral health to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums between appointments.
During your appointment for Penhold Dental Hygiene Therapy, we encourage you to ask questions about your oral health for us to help you maintain your oral health. Our dedicated team answers your questions to help you best care for your family’s dental health.
Regular Dental Hygiene Appointments for Optimum Oral Health
When you visit Penhold Dental for your Penhold Dental Cleanings, our team clean your teeth both above the gum line, which is known as scaling; and below the gum-line, using a technique called root planing. We use traditional hand scalers and our ultrasonic scaling tools to remove calcium deposits, called calculus, from your teeth.
In addition to your thorough teeth cleaning above and below the gum-line, your Penhold Dental team will complete a number of oral treatments which include:
- A comprehensive periodontal assessment, checking for gum recession, the presence of gingivitis and possible gum disease
- Polishing your teeth to remove hard to remove surface stains
- Fluoride treatment which strengthens the enamel in areas that may be weak
- An extra-oral exam at least once a year to check the head, neck and jaw areas for abnormalities
- An oral cancer screening that checks the gum tissues, tongue, and lips for signs of oral cancer
- digital x-rays (when needed)
Your Dental Hygiene Therapy includes an examination by Dr. Dave Litchfield to evaluate the current health of your teeth, gums, and the surrounding tissue.
How Often Should I Have a Dental Hygiene Visit?
Your Dental Hygiene therapy needs depend on several factors. If your teeth are susceptible to the accumulation of plaque and calculus, if you have crowded teeth, or if you have gum disease, the frequency of your visits may not match the other members of your family. Our dental team evaluates each patient on an individual basis to determine the dental hygiene schedule that will attend to your specific needs the beat. Most patients visit Penhold Dental for their dental hygiene appointments every 6 months, but some people may benefit by coming in every 3-4 months, and others may only require a hygiene appointment every 9 to 12 months. Our team at Penhold Dental will advise you on how often you should visit our Penhold dental practice to maintain your oral health and wellness.
We know that maintaining the health of your teeth and gums for a lifetime of dental wellness is important to you which is why we offer Penhold Dental Hygiene Therapy to help you achieve your goal for optimum dental health.
If you have any questions or would like to request your Dental Cleaning appointment with Dr. Dave Litchfield,
please do not hesitate to contact us at (403) 886-7665.