All dental hygiene treatments and therapies are selected following a mandatory dental hygiene assessment.
Baseline data collected from the assessment is used to develop a client centered care plan that will address existing unmet needs in a safe and holistic manner.



Dental Hygiene Assessment

During your first visit, together we will review your medical and dental history and complete a thorough intra/extra oral examination. The information collected during the exam ensures that, together, we develop a care plan that is safe, holistic and based on existing unmet needs.

Oral Cancer Screening

During your dental hygiene assessment your dental hygienist will be listening and looking for any indicators of risk. Areas of concern will be documented and referred to a dentist or physician for further investigation.

Cleaning

Scaling & Root Planing – A therapeutic measure by which your dental hygienist uses hand instruments and/or an ultrasonic device to remove plaque and calculus build up that can cause tooth decay and gum/periodontal disease.

Selective Polish & Stain Removal

A selectively applied therapy to remove areas of stain from the teeth by use of a motorized polishing cup and polishing paste.

Fluoride

A preventative treatment by which your dental hygienist delivers fluoride through a tray application, a rinse, or a paint-on varnish to help strengthen the enamel and prevent tooth decay.

Desensitization

A treatment by which your dental hygienist applies a protective sealant over exposed dentin (area experiencing sensitivity to temperature changes) to help reduce sensitivity.

Pit & Fissure Sealants

A preventative treatment by which your dental hygienist places a "plastic" (resin material) in the pits and grooves of the biting surfaces of teeth to help prevent tooth decay.

Interim Stabilization Therapy

A temporary therapeutic measure that is placed on a tooth with an identified structural deficit until such time the client can have a permanent filling/restoration placed.

Custom Whitening

A cosmetic treatment by which your dental hygienist takes impressions of your mouth to make a custom fit tray for a take-home tooth whitening kit.

Custom Mouth Guards

A protective piece of equipment by which your dental hygienist takes impressions of your mouth to manufacture a protective device that is worn during a variety of sports and play to protect and minimize injury to the teeth.

Oral Self-Care Teachings

At each appointment, you and your dental hygienist will collaborate to develop an at home care routine that suits your individual needs.

Referral

Based on your individual needs referrals can be made to a general dentist, pediatric dentist, prosthodontist, orthodontist, periodontist, endodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, physician or nutritionist etc.