Dental Hygiene Services and Fluoride Info

Dental Services and Fluoride Info – Hamilton, ON

Mountain Mall Dental offers comprehensive cleaning procedures using scaling techniques to keep your gums healthy, in order to avoid encountering oral tissue complications.

Scaling with ultrasonic instruments enables our dental team to clean and remove plaque and tartar from our patients’ teeth. We then use a water spray to rinse out the debris.
 
Scaling with hand-held instruments is a process that entails our dental team using a dental scalar and curette to manually remove (scale) plaque from our patients’ teeth. During the scaling process, our dental staff relies on touch to identify rough spots and areas of tartar build-up, as they cannot effectively see plaque.

Polishing:

Polishing is carried out using a slow-speed hand piece that has a soft rubber cup-tip that spins. It is implemented once the cleaning process is completed. Upon completion, this process leaves teeth shiny and smooth. 

Fluoride:

To aid in the prevention of dental cavities (caries), we provide our patients with fluoride rinses, for which we have various flavour options such as mint, peppermint, and strawberry. We utilize an in-office topical 60-second rinse. 

In combination with oral examinations and routine cleanings, it is recommended that you also consider more targeted preventative hygiene services such as gum disease treatments or even professional breath control treatments. 

Fluoridation is generally (not universally) utilized by dentists and many other practitioners due to its effectiveness in warding off tooth decay. The U.S. Center for Disease Control lists water fluoridation as one of the "ten greatest public health achievements of the 20th century. Fluoride therapy is now frequently applied via various means. Many different therapies exist, ranging from fluoridated toothpastes, used at home, to topical fluorides and rinses applied by dentists. Some municipalities also apply publicly sponsored programs such as fluoridation of water or salts. At-home therapies also exist and can be broken-down into prescription and over-the-counter strengths. 

If you’re seeking a new family dental centre in order to effectively perform cleanings and oral examinations, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

We’ll be more than happy to set up an appointment for you and answer any questions or concerns that you may have.