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Assessment of Oral Conditions

During the first visit you will fill out a carefully prepared form to provide with your personal, medical and dental history. This form allows me to appraise your general health condition in order to receive a safe preventive periodontal treatment. The information provided in the form, will generate a dental hygiene diagnosis and a dental hygiene treatment plan.

Clients with heart valve problems or joint replacements may require antibiotic pre-medication before treatment begins. A consultation with your physician will determine if antibiotic pre-medication is necessary.

A thorough extra and intraoral examination will be followed by measuring "pockets" between teeth and the gum. Every client receives a visual oral cancer examination. If any deviations from normal are detected, you are informed and a referral to the appropriate health care professional will be provided.

"Teeth Cleaning" Preventive Periodontal Treatment

A healthy mouth with pink gums and white teeth not only look appealing, but is also a sign of good health. Healthy gums and teeth are an integral part of overall health. Periodontal "gum" disease is one of the bodies most common infectious diseases, slowly and silently destroys gum tissue and bone, which may contribute to other health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia, diabetes, premature and low birth weight babies.

I use both hand scaling and ultrasonic instruments to achieve perfectly clean teeth surfaces. After treatment I offer conventional selective polishing or a more "holistic" approach, using air polishing technique. All instruments are meticulously sterilized and kept in great condition.

Periowave™ New Laser Technology

We are pleased to offer Periowave™ at our Independent Dental Hygiene Clinic.

"Periowave™ is a quick and painless technology that works to kill the bacteria associated with periodontal diseases, without the promotion of antibiotic resistance. It is a chair side treatment that takes about one minute per periodontal pocket and offers virtually no discomfort to the client."

"Periowave™ combines advanced non-thermal diode laser technology with wavelength- matched photosensitizers target the pathogens and toxins associated with gum disease. Simply put, Periowave™ kills the bad bacteria and leaves the good ones behind."

Gum disease (Periodontitis) is a common condition that affects more than 50% of people over the age of 30. It often results in bleeding and swollen gums, persistent bad breath and the deterioration of the underlying structure that supports your teeth. Gum disease is also the number one cause of tooth loss in adults.

Recent research has linked gum disease to a host of other serious health conditions including heart disease, stroke, cancer, premature births and diabetes. Early detection of periodontitis is critical as oral health plays an important role in total body health.

Please feel free to call us today about this exciting breakthrough in gum disease treatment and find out if Periowave™ is right for you.

Teeth Whitening

For most people, an appealing smile is an important part of the first overall impression a person makes and is an important social asset.

There are many teeth whitening systems available however, all of them differ in terms of effectiveness.

The 45 mins Whitening Sensation ZOOM! is available in my office as seen on ABC's hit Extreme Makeover.

  • ZOOM! requires only one appointment and it gives immediate results.
  • A take home whitening system with custom bleaching trays is also available.
  • This method takes 1-2 weeks to whiten teeth.

Commonly asked questions:

Professional teeth cleaning must be completed prior to teeth whitening!!

Men and women, over 18 years of age and everyone who would love to smile at the world with a bright white smile. Brides, grooms, wedding parties, people with stained teeth, those to attend a job interview, and everyone who want to look even more beautiful.

Researchers theorize that hydrogen peroxide undergoes the process of oxidation and during oxidation the bond between the discolouration and the enamel matrix is broken.

Some people experience temporary teeth sensitivity during the treatment. These symptoms always disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of whitening.

People with:

  • Cracks in their enamel
  • Extensive Fillings, Crowns and Bridges
  • Sensitive root surfaces
  • Women who are pregnant or nursing

Professional teeth whitening should be done prior to any placement of fillings to achieve a beautiful smile. Crowns, bridges, veneers, composite fillings will not become whiter during the whitening process.

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Protective Sports Mouth Guards

It is recommended that Mouth Guards be worn when you participate in numerous sports. Examples: acrobatics, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, wrestling or baseball.

A properly fitted customized sports mouth guard is an important investment for your teeth. It is custom fitted and will be made for you in just a few days.

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Oral Cancer Examination

Every client receives a thorough oral cancer screening. Early stages of oral cancer are often asymptomatic, if not detected at early stages the chances of surviving diminish significantly. Most early signs of oral cancer are painless. If necessary referrals to appropriate health care providers will be made promptly.

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Pit And Fissure Sealants

Dental sealants are a clear, acrylic-like material that helps shield out decay-causing bacteria from the chewing surfaces of the back teeth or molars.

The tiny nooks and crannies on the chewing surface of molars are called pits and fissures. These grooves are so deep and narrow that a toothbrush cannot completely keep them clean. Tiny bits of food and bacteria can hide in pits and fissures and cause cavities. Children's teeth are particularly susceptible to decay because their tooth enamel has not reached its full hardness. Pit and fissure sealants provide a way to protect those vulnerable molars from early decay. Sealants are applied around age six when the first adult molars are fully erupted in the mouth.

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Personalized Oral Hygiene Program

Our face is the single most important element of physical attractiveness. Healthy teeth and gums are an integral part of a healthy mouth, contributing to improved overall health. The connection between oral health and overall health has been well documented in recent years. As a health care professional I am dedicated to help improve the overall health of the general public through the prevention of oral disease.

Regular visits to a dental hygienist for preventive services including professional "teeth cleaning" and oral health education are part of the suggested care for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

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Fresh Breath Consultation

Most of us have had bad breath at some time or another. Whether it is barely noticeable or strong enough to turn people off, bad breath can undermine your self-confidence and lead to embarrassment.

Our tongue is like a thick and absorbent carpet, it is a primary breeding spot for bacteria. This bacteria can cause gum problems or tooth decay, and is the main contributor to "halitosis" or bad breath. Cleaning your tongue is essential, it removes bacteria and dislodges unwanted plaque and mucus that can cause that bad breath, and smell.

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House Calls

I am delighted to offer my services to those clients who find themselves homebound in private homes or in care facilities. House call visits are very important to me. Please call and inquire about my distinctive, quality service for those who are unable to transport themselves to my office.


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