Good Oral Hygiene
Maintaining a high standard of oral hygiene contributing to healthy gums and avoidance of periodontal (gum) disease is not only crucial in order to avoid bone loss around teeth, but equally it is important for maintaining the health of your whole body. Avoiding gum disease is important for the prevention of heart disease, strokes, diabetes, arthritis, pregnancy complications, and some cancers. See these Colgate publications that can be downloaded free of charge , including the now out of print book…”Periodontal Disease and Overall Health: A Clinician’s Guide” from this great resource Centre on the Colgate website.
The Oral Health Therapists – formerly know as Dental Hygienists at CDIC are available to take care of your teeth and gums and recommend regular visits that may also help reduce bad breath (halitosis) and other dental diseases.
Gums and underlying bone free from disease are the foundation of a healthy smile. Our ‘Active Maintenance’ program will help you achieve optimum oral hygiene and subsequently optimal oral health, and teach you how to maintain it between dental visits.
For more information on our Active Maintenance program, please contact us at the CDIC.
Your ‘Active Maintenance’ appointment includes:
- Thorough evaluation of your oral health that may include measuring the depth of the gum pockets around your teeth, the amount of plaque on your teeth, as well as your brushing technique.
- Thorough removal of the hard tartar build-up that may have accumulated above and more importantly below the gum line.
- Polishing of the teeth, and fluoride treatment if required.
- Expert advice on how to best take care of your mouth and dental / implant restorations, as well as the chance to ask any questions you may have.
- Dental radiographs (“x-rays”). These are routinely taken every 2 years to check the areas of your mouth and teeth that are not visible. Occasionally they are required more often to monitor the progress of certain treatments or for at risk patients.
- A tailored home care program to help you maintain a high level of oral health , hopefully avoiding the need for extensive dental treatments.
At CDIC, we believe that a preventative & comprehensive approach to dental care is more beneficial than a reactive one. Actively maintaining a healthy smile is simple with a combination of routine visits to our Hygiene Department and daily home care.
To maintain the health of your teeth and gums and prevent periodontal disease, painful swellings and infections, and the risk of decay and other systemic diseases, contact CDIC to arrange an Active Maintenance appointment.