Some Of Our Frequently Asked Questions
Questions For New Patients
Questions for Teeth Whitening
Why do I need a dental hygiene examination and cleaning?
Even if you brush and floss after every meal and before bed, bacteria-harbouring plaque can accumulate below the gum line, even in the tiniest of crevices, grooves and pits of the teeth. Over time, the gums start to swell and bleed, and teeth begin to decay, resulting in pain and partial or total tooth loss.
The WHO (World Health Organization) describes oral health as "being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral sores, birth defects, such as cleft lip and palate, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay and tooth loss, and diseases and disorders that affect the mouth and oral cavity". It is therefore important to have a dental hygiene examination regularly.
I want to book an appointment, but I like my dentist?
As professional healthcare providers, dental hygienists maintain professional relationships with dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, periodontists, dermatologists, and other health care providers. You may have a long term patient relationship with your favourite dentist for your regular dental work and examinations and have your cleaning done at our clinic. You have a right to seek and choose the care you want.
Why should you see an independent dental hygienist?
Regulations under Alberta Health Profession Act allow registered dental hygienists to provide services independently (as of November 2006). In Alberta, dental hygienists are fully certified and trained to diagnose cavities, take x-rays, and check them.
Some dental hygienists practice in wellness centres while others from their private homes or in the dental hygiene clinics.
Other benefits include lower cost, flexible scheduling and minimum waiting time to receive a dental cleaning appointment, high quality of personalized care, stress-free and relaxing atmosphere.