Dental Hygiene

Your dental hygienist is an oral health professional whose area of expertise focuses on preventative oral health care. The dental hygienist will begin by reviewing your medical history with you including documenting any medications you are currently taking. They will inquire about your oral hygiene routine and any concerns you have with your teeth.

Once you and your dental hygienist have reviewed and agreed on the treatment plan, you will need to give your permission to proceed with the proposed treatment prior to beginning. Your treatment will likely include scaling (also known as cleaning) and root planing (debridement) to remove plaque and calculus from the tooth surfaces. This is done using powered instruments such as an ultrasonic instrument and / or hand instruments. The dental hygienist may also share information with you related to brushing / flossing, risk of dental decay, smoking cessation, nutrition information and / or the link between oral-systemic health based on your individual needs.

Some of your teeth may then be polished to remove any remaining stains and if needed, you may receive a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth, prevent decay, and / or decrease sensitivity. At selected appointments perio probing might be performed. It is done to measure pocket depths around a tooth in order to establish the state of health of the periodontium. When your appointment is complete the hygienist will suggest the frequency of your next scaling appointment. If you are scheduled for a recall appointment it will include x-rays. The dentist will come in and review those findings with you.

Sherry E
April 5, 2021

Very happy with my cleaning and check up today. Not happy with the results (my own fault) but Laurie W. was very friendly, and non judgemental and I appreciated her gentle cleaning technique after being very overdue for a cleaning. Kerry and Brittany were pleasant and helpful as always and Dr. Cam is very good at the showing what needs to be done and why. You’re a great team! Thanks!

Christa W.
April 5, 2021

I enjoyed having Karlyn clean my teeth today. She did a fantastic job and was very pleasant to talk to. She seems like a fantastic addition to the team. It was also great to chat with Dr. Crawford and Carrie. Thanks for the great care!

Brenda D
April 5, 2021

Painless, pleasant, professional And, my gums are improving since I have become a client of Maple Leaf.

Brenda L.
April 5, 2021

Great service cleaning and polishing my teeth. Friendly dentist also. Carrie is always great at the front.

william b.
April 5, 2021

communication by email and text made my visit very smooth, i was greeted at the door and queried about health issue and had my temperatue taken. then i was escorted to the office for cleaning and checkup. the hygenist was friendly and efficient. the dentist was friendly and efficient. future service was set up on completion. cant think of anything else i would expect.

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