Periodontal Treatment (Oral Hygiene) in Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Periodontal treatment for your gums is a VERY important step in your overall health and well being. Dental hygiene and preventative dentistry takes into consideration individual health, daily practice with brushing and flossing, treating advanced gum disease, and long term care to prevent plaque and tartar from building up on your teeth, above and below the gum line.
Preventing gum disease
Certain conditions such as diabetes can increase your risk for gum disease and we work closely with patients to ensure overall prevention of advanced periodontal disease keeps your smile healthy and bright.
Our experienced Dental Hygiene team works closely with you to learn more about keeping gums healthy and how to recognize changes or abnormal conditions in your mouth. In addition to healthy practice at home, you should have your teeth professionally cleaned as recommended. During these cleaning appointments, our Hygienists will perform a comprehensive checklist that includes examining your head and neck area for signs of swelling or abnormalities that could identify a more serious health concern.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is included with your regular hygiene visits using the most current techniques available today. Recognized by the World Health Organization, the award-winning VELscope® Vx is the world’s most widely used adjunctive device for the enhanced visualization of oral mucosal abnormalities, such as oral cancer or pre-malignant dysplasia. The early discovery of potentially life-threatening conditions helps to ensure that a patient can be quickly referred to a specialist for follow-up and treatment.