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Keep Your Teeth Healthy with Our Dental Hygiene Services in Prince George

Everyone needs to take care of their teeth, and there is only so much you can do at home with brushing and flossing. Dr. Richard Wilczek offers patients the necessary attention and education  in maintaining optimum oral health.

 

We offer comprehensive services for dental hygiene in Prince George to help our patients follow a healthy oral care routine. Good dental health is a key factor in maintaining healthy gums and teeth.

Our highly experienced team is qualified to deal with the following dental procedures to maintain your dental hygiene:

  • Biting, chewing and grinding checks: Biting, chewing, and grinding can be signify of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) or a bad bite that braces can remedy. Our dentists will carefully inspect your teeth and provide a suitable solution. Learn more about our Orthodontics services.
  • Cleanings: While brushing and flossing can help keep your teeth clean, many places in your mouth are hard to reach. Not only that, some types of food can leave stains. Regular deep cleanings at our dental clean will prevent plaque buildup and ensure you always have a bright smile. We also offer safe and effective teeth whitening services.
  • Oral cancer screenings and examinations: Routine oral examinations are essential for every dental hygiene routine. They can help us detect the early signs of disease and enable us to treat and protect your teeth from permanent damage. 
  • Oral cancer screenings: We are also able to identify the signs and symptoms of oral cancer. 
  • Pediatric dentistry: Children require special care and attention. We provide a comfortable environment for the children so that they can feel at ease. We offer various pediatric dentistry solutions and help them develop a positive attitude towards their dental hygiene.
  • Periodontal examinations: Periodontitis is a serious condition that affects the gums. However, with early intervention, we can treat this condition. Timely action is only made possible by regular periodontitis screenings. 
  • Tooth examinations: Your teeth can be affected by various conditions that can leave a long-lasting impact. We assess your teeth and take the necessary measures to ensure they stay healthy. Dr. R. Wilczek Inc. is your one-stop dentist for wisdom tooth removal, implants and dental crowns.
  • X-rays: Dental x-rays enable us to see between and inside your teeth, giving us a complete view of your mouth. They are crucial for helping us detect bone density, jaw placement, facial bone composition and more. We have the equipment to provide you with x-rays and dental hygiene services in Prince George. 

If you'd like to learn some tips to maintain your dental hygiene, we invite you to read our blog.

The Importance of Proper Dental Hygiene

Regular dental examinations, and flossing and brushing, should be a part of a good dental routine. Routine examinations can benefit you in many ways, such as:

  • Dental emergencies: In the case of a dental emergency, such as trauma to the mouth, a dental examination will help us assess the condition of your teeth and take the necessary actions. We can check your gums, teeth and jaw for damage and prevent long-lasting dental issues.
  • Dental problems: When you're suffering from a dental problem such as pain in your teeth, a dental exam will help our dentists identify the source of the problem. We use cutting-edge equipment for our examinations, enabling us to make a precise diagnosis.
  • Preventative dentistry: One of the most significant benefits of dental examinations is that they help us identify the early signs of dental diseases such as periodontitis. We can detect diseases at their initial stages and make an early intervention.
  • Overall dental health: Many diseases first show up in your mouth, and their symptoms might be easy for you to miss. Our dentists have the training to identify the symptoms of these conditions so that you can take the necessary action.

We suggest making dental examinations a part of your regular dental hygiene. If you'd like to improve your overall dental hygiene, please contact our clinic in Prince George.

 

Our Other Dental Hygiene Services

Dr. R. Wilczek Inc. is your trusted dental clinic for reliable and affordable dental hygiene services in Prince George. Our dedicated team is a call away to help you with the following procedures:

We are committed to maintaining your healthy and beautiful smile. We offer consultations for treatment plans and payment options best suited to you to help you make smart investments in your dental health. If you have other questions or would like to learn more about our services, please  talk to us.

 

Home Dental Hygiene Best Practices

Practising good dental hygiene is important for a healthy mouth, gums and teeth. It helps prevent potential oral diseases and complications. With proper daily oral care and routine checkups with your dentists, you can maintain optimum oral health. Brushing is recommended at least twice a day and is encouraged after each meal because bacteria can become more active soon after eating. Flossing is important to reach the areas where your toothbrush cannot. It can reduce plaque buildup between your teeth and reduce the risk of gum disease.


Professional Cleaning

Brushing and flossing are important to keep your mouth healthy and dental hygiene at optimum levels, but these measures do not remove all stains or plaque from your teeth. We recommend coming in for a professional cleaning every six months to ensure your teeth and gums are at their best.

Dental Hygiene for Children

It is crucial to help your child establish healthy dental care habits. Regular exams can help detect any possible problems, review your child’s dental hygiene and provide instructions for optimal dental health.

 

The Risks of Poor Dental Hygiene

Neglecting oral health can lead to negative consequences such as:

  • Irreversible dental diseases
  • Bone loss
  • Blood vessel inflammation
  • Teeth loss
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes
  • And more

 

Signs You Need to Visit a Dentist

While regularly meeting your dentist is essential, several dental problems might necessitate an immediate visit. These dental problems might or might not be emergencies. If they are, urgency is all the more critical. Some signs that indicate that you should see us are:

  • Tooth pain
  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Shifting teeth
  • Bumps
  • White spots on gums or teeth
  • Mouth injuries

 

Why Choose Dr. R. Wilczek Inc. For Dental Hygiene Services in Prince George?

 

For all your dental health needs, the Dr. R. Wilczek Inc. team has the experience and compassion to help you smile your brightest smile! We have a full range of dental services to keep your mouth healthy and your teeth looking great. If you have other more serious issues with your oral health, talk to us about it. Even serious problems, like missing teeth or a misaligned bite, can be resolved with professional care. Talk to our dentists about the cosmetic, restorative, and specialized treatments we have available, including dental implants, orthodontics, dental crowns, and teeth whitening. In case you experience discomfort and pain in wisdom teeth, we offer reliable wisdom tooth removal in Prince George. 

Feel free to reach out to us, we will be glad to guide you through the process and have you on the positive road to strong dental health.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Hygiene

 

Caring for your oral health is an investment in your general well-being. Like your physical and mental health, it is critical to take care of your teeth, gums and mouth at the earliest to avoid serious long-term diseases down the line. Here are the answers to some questions our patients frequently ask:

 

How Often Should I see a Dental Hygienist?
Dental hygienists focus on providing preventive treatments and education surrounding oral health care. We recommend visiting your dental hygienist every six months on average for an oral exam and teeth cleaning. Timely assessments of your teeth, gums and mouth will help in the effective treatment and prevention of oral diseases.

 

What is a Dental Hygiene Exam?

Designed to give you a complete picture of your oral health, a dental hygiene exam involves a thorough check-up of your mouth to diagnose any symptoms that may not be visible to the naked eye. Your dental hygienist will review your medical and dental history, examine all areas of your mouth, perform an oral cancer screening in necessary, assess your hygiene habits, and suggest appropriate treatment plans and referrals.

 

What is a Cavity?
Formed by unchecked tooth decay, cavities destroy the tooth structure by eroding the enamel. They are visible on your teeth as spots or holes often caused by acids secreted by bacterial plaque on the teeth as a response when exposed to sugars or starches. These spots can extend to an entire tooth if left unattended.

 

What is Plaque?
Plaque is a soft, sticky bacterial coating that forms a colourless or pale yellow coating on your teeth. When combined with sugars from food and drinks, it secretes acids that cause cavities and other dental complications.

 

How Does Plaque Affect My Oral Health?
Plaque is the root cause of many oral issues and gum diseases that can affect your overall health. If left unattended, it solidifies into a substance known as tartar, which can lead to more serious issues in the future, including tooth decay and gum disease.

Plaque can cause bad breath, cavities, infections and inflammations of the gums and gingivitis. Untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis which is bone loss around the teeth which may even lead to eventual tooth loss.

 

Feel free to contact us to learn more about our dental hygiene services in Prince George.

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