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Keep Your Teeth Healthy with 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 they need to maintain optimum oral health. We offer dental hygiene services in Prince George to help our patients follow a healthy oral care routine. Good dental hygiene is a key factor in maintaining healthy gums and teeth.

Our services include: 

  • Biting, chewing and grinding checks: Biting, chewing and grinding can be a sign 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.
  • 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. 
  • Oral 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 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. 
  • 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 Regular Examinations and Proper Dental Hygiene


Regular dental examinations, along with 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 any 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, which enables 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, feel free to contact our clinic in Prince George.



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 the buildup of plaque between your teeth and reduce the risk of gum disease.

Professional Cleaning

Brushing and flossing are important to keeping 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 6 months to ensure your teeth and gums are at their best.

Dental Hygiene for Children

Letting your child become acquainted with your dental office is an important way to establish healthy dental care habits. It also allows dentists to perform visual inspections and provide instructions for optimal hygiene practices. Checkups early on can detect any possible problems and allows for the review of your child’s oral development. We recommend bringing your child to the dentist when they are at 1 year of age.


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


Dental Hygiene Services in Prince George from Dr. Richard Wilczek

For all your dental health needs, call the experienced team at the office of Dr. Richard Wilczek. We have a full range of dental hygiene 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.


Contact us today to learn more about our dental hygiene services in Prince George.

Contact the Team

Our staff is available to answer any questions you may have.

Dr. R. Wilczek Inc.

400-1669 Victoria St,

Prince George, BC V2L 2L5

Phone: 250-562-4233

Fax: 250-562-4410


Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday Closed

Available one Saturday each month

Service Area

Prince George and surrounding areas

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