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Cleaning and Prevention

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Professional dental cleanings (scaling, root planing and polishing) are done by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam by the dentist and:

Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has formed on the tooth and will be firmly attached. Calculus forms above and below the gum line, and can only be removed with appropriate dental instruments.
Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produces toxins that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease and can affect your general health!
Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Dental Exams and Cleaning
Professional dental cleanings are done by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental examination by the dentist and :

Removal of calculus ( tartar ) : Calculus is toughened plaque which has formed on the tooth and will be firmly attached. Calculus forms above and below the gum line, and can be simply removed with appropriate dental instruments.
Removal of plaque : Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food waste, and spit. The bacteria produces toxins that inflame the gums. This swelling is the start of periodontal disease and can effect your general health!
Teeth polishing : Remove stain and plaque that’s not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Dental X-Rays
Dental radiographs ( x-rays ) are essential, preventative, diagnosis tools that provide valuable info not tangible in a regular dental examination. Dentists and dental hygienists use this information to safely and exactly sense hidden dental abnormalities and finish an correct treatment plan. Without x-rays, troublesome areas may go without detection.

Dental x-rays may reveal :
Abscesses or cysts
Bone loss
Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors
Decay between the teeth
Developmental abnormalities
Poor tooth and root positions
Problems within a tooth or below the gum line

Finding and treating dental problems at an initial stage can save you time, money, unnecessary pain, and your teeth!

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays, often referred to as digital radiography, are the most up-to-date in dental xray technology. Digital x-rays utilise a digital image capture device rather than xray film. This technique saves time as there isn’t any need to develop film photographs, and produces pictures that have a better resolution than standard dental xray machines. Digital x-rays also send out lower levels of radiation as pictures are produced electronically.
Digital X-rays can frequently be used to detect abscesses, malignant or benign masses, bone loss, and cavities that aren’t detectable during a visual examination. These x-rays are safe and effect for both kids and adults ; however it is smart to speak with your dental professional if you’re pregnant or nursing before proceeding with digital x-rays.

Home Care
A stunning, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime is our ultimate goal for you. Your private home care plays an important role in attaining that goal. It starts at home by eating well balanced meals, reducing the quantity of snacks you eat, and properly utilizing the various dental aids that help to manage the plaque and bacteria that cause dental disease.

2-6-1 Tooth brushing

Clean your pearly whites at least two times a day ( particularly before heading off to bed at night ) with an CDA authorized soft bristle brush and toothpaste.

1. Place the brush at a Forty five degree angle to the gums and gently brush using a small, rounded motion, guaranteeing that you mostly feel the bristles on the gums.
2. Brush the outer, inner, and biting surfaces of each tooth.
3. Use the top of the brush to wash the interior of your front teeth.
4. Clean your tongue to remove bacteria and refresh your breath.

Electric toothbrushes are also suggested. They’re easy to utilize and can remove plaque efficiently. Simply place the bristles of the electrical brush on your gums and teeth and permit the brush to do its job, several teeth at a time.

2-6-2 Flossing

Daily flossing is the simplest way to scrub between the teeth and under the gum line.
Flossing cleans spaces, and prevents plaque colonies from building up.
Take 12-16 inches ( 30-40 cm ) of dental floss and wrap it around your middle fingers, leaving almost 2 inches ( Five cm ) of floss between your hands.

1. Using your thumbs and forefingers to lead the floss, gently insert the floss between teeth using a gentle sawing motion.
2. Curve the floss into a “C” shape around each tooth and under the gum line. Gently move the floss up and down, cleaning the side of each tooth.

Floss holders are recommended if you have trouble using traditional floss.

2-6-3 Rinsing

It is very important to wash your mouth with water after brushing, and also after meals if you’re unable to brush. If you happen to use an over-the-counter product for rinsing, it’s an excellent idea to ask your dentist or dental hygienist whether or not it is suitable for you.

Other dental aids might be suggested by your dentist or dental hygienist :
Interdental brushes
Rubber tip stimulators
Tongue cleaners
Irrigation devices
Fluoride
Medicated washes

Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer can form in any part of the throat or mouth. Most oral cancers begin in the tongue and in the floor of the mouth. Anyone can get oral cancer, but the risk seems higher if you’re male, over age Forty, use tobacco or alcohol or have a record of neck or head cancer. Frequent sun exposure is also a risk for lip cancer.

Symptoms of oral cancer include:

White or red patches in your mouth
A mouth sore that won’t heal
Bleeding in your mouth
Loose teeth
Problems or discomfort with swallowing
A pile in your neck
An earache

Oral cancer treatments can often include surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Some patients have a mix of treatments.
An oral cancer examination and early detection is important to surviving oral cancer ( mouth cancer ).
Because of most oral cancers being diagnosed too late, the overall Five year survival rate is 52%. When discovered early through regular oral cancer screening, the survival rate increases to over Eighty percent.
Clients at Dr. Douglas Hrynkiw practice will have an oral cancer examination done regularly, because we know that most other health professionals, like your physician, don’t provide this sort of screening.
VELscope and Your Oral Cancer Exam
At Dr. Douglas Hrynkiw practice, we provide non-invasive early detection of unnatural tissues that can end up in oral cancer ( mouth cancer ).
This is done with a hand held product called VELscope that releases a innocuous green light into your mouth and permits us to simply see any afflictions in your oral tissue.

Oral Cancer in Young Patients
No longer is oral cancer only a smoker’s illness, something that you’d sometimes see in someone Fifty or older who at one point smoked and / or drank heavily. Today, oral cancer is showing up in younger patients, and the number of cases is rising.

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