Oral Health Care
Dental Hygiene/Periodontal Health
In addition to the meticulous cleaning, polishing, and examination of your teeth, we also take the time to help our patients develop proper oral hygiene habits at home. We will evaluate your hygiene techniques and make adjustments to your routine where needed.
If we feel that you are suffering from gingivitis or more severe gum disease, we may recommend a root scaling or planing. These measures can be instrumental in preventing bone loss and helping you to keep your natural teeth. You will benefit from having good overall oral hygiene and should take care of your gums as well as your teeth.
Oral Cancer Screenings
During a dental exam, the dentist will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, red or white patches or recurring sore areas.
Screening for early changes in the oral tissue can help detect cancer at a stage when it can be more successfully treated.
Smoking, especially combined with heavy alcohol consumption (30 drinks a week or more), is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. In fact, this combination is estimated to be the most likely trigger in about 75 percent of oral cancers diagnosed in this country. Other lifestyle and environmental factors also may increase your risk of developing oral cancer.
At Maven Dental Yokine, formerly known as Yokine Dental Centre, we use intraoral cameras which are an excellent means of allowing the patient to view potential dental conditions in their own mouth. It is much easier to understand what is happening in your mouth if you can see the problem on a computer monitor.
We will use our Ozonator to reverse any visible bacteria or infection. During this appointment we may need to take films of your mouth and gums and this will be done using our digital e-ray system.
Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure in which the practitioner removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Root surfaces are cleaned and smoothed with specially designed instruments. It is important to remove the plaque and tartar from the pockets, because aside from the bacterial toxins that irritate the gums, plaque and the rough surfaces of tartar make it easier for bacteria to gain a foothold.
All our patients book their dental hygiene appointments 6 months in advance and keep this routine going so that they can be assured of their requested time for their dental appointments and that they maintain a healthy smile by seeing their dentist on a regular basis.