What happens during a dental hygiene appointment?

You already know that visiting the dentist regularly is an important aspect of your dental hygiene routine, if you wish to have healthy teeth and gums. However, many people underestimate the importance of dental hygiene appointments.


At Healthy Smile Centre, our dentists work collaboratively with our dental hygienists to ensure that your teeth and gums are clean and free from disease. Our dentist in Alexandria will examine your mouth thoroughly and focus on preventive care. If you already experience problems, we will provide the best treatment possible.


What does a dental appointment entail?

Visiting the dentist in Alexandria for the first time should be a comfortable experience and we will do our best to make you feel welcome and valued. If you are new to our dental practice, you will need to provide some background information, including your medical history and any medications you may be taking. This is an important step for your dentist in Alexandria to be fully aware of any medical conditions you may have.


Once this is over, we will assess the overall health of your face and mouth through the careful examination of your teeth, gums and soft tissues. This may also include taking x-rays in order to have a better understanding of the structure of your teeth. If needed, we will perform an examination for oral cancer.


Once we have reviewed your oral health and agreed on your treatment plan, our dental hygienists will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. This procedure also known as debridement is fairly quick and does not involve any pain or discomfort. Your dentist in Alexandria will also polish your teeth to ensure that surface stains are removed. If needed, you may receive a fluoride treatment that will help strengthen your teeth.


Aftercare and advice


Depending on the condition of your teeth and gums, your dentist and dental hygienist will suggest tips and tricks for keeping them clean and healthy at all times. If you have been diagnosed with further problems, you will receive specialised treatment. However, it is really important to have all your questions answered at this stage and we will do our best to give you the most up-to-date information possible.