At Northgate Dental Centre, we focus on the oral health of every individual and provide preventative dentistry treatments in Edmonton. Oral health is an important part of our daily lives, which is often treated casually resulting in several dental health complications. Preventative dental treatments not only save money but also ensure your healthy smile throughout life. Our centre aims to provide all preventative treatments such as teeth cleaning, fluoride cleaning, oral screening and oral examinations.
WHY Preventative Dentistry?
The term “Preventative dentistry” itself is self-explanatory. Developing a habit of taking necessary care of your oral health regularly to avoid teeth and gum problems in future is what it’s all about. Though we are all introduced to take preventative measures at an early stage like brushing and flossing twice a day, below are other essential things in order to maintain your teeth and gums:
The impacts of maintaining good oral health starts at childhood and lasts for a lifetime. A preventative dentist will educate and treat you with the best dental treatments possible for your overall well-being. At Northgate Dental Care, our dentists monitor any fluctuations or changes in your overall dental health and provide appropriate and affordable treatments. We emphasize on preventative dentistry, especially to our younger patients, so that they can maintain healthy teeth throughout their lives.
Did you know there’s a strong link between cardiovascular disease and gum disease? Getting your teeth cleaned on a regular basis can reduce the chance of a deadly heart stroke. During a dental cleaning, our dentists can detect the early signs of tooth decay, gingivitis or any other periodontal problems. Brushing and flossing twice a day is advisable, but a periodic dental cleaning lessens the effects of plaque, decay, cavities and pigmentation on your teeth.
Tooth decay is one of the most common dental problems found across different age groups. The depletion of fluoride from the tooth’s enamel layer causes decay and makes them prone to plaque bacteria and sugar in the mouth. Fluoride cleaning is crucial for people having tooth sensitivity or gum recession, as it makes the teeth harder and prevents the growth of bacteria. This treatment is beneficial for children as it reverses the process of early decay and also disrupts acid production. Our dental care centre prescribes fluoridated toothpastes and mouth rinses that strengthen your teeth and fight decay.
oral cancer screening and exams
At Northgate Dental Centre, we have been providing oral cancer screening and oral examinations for over a decade. We do an initial oral screening to identify signs of mouth cancers or any other cancerous conditions in the mouth. Consumption of tobacco products, heavy alcohol consumption, and prolonged exposure of the lips to the sun are some of the reasons causing mouth cancer. Though people above 45 years of age are more at risk, oral cancer can be treated successfully if treated at an early stage. We consult and educate all our patients about the treatments and the ways through which mouth cancers can be prevented. Book an appointment now.
oral hygiene education
Maintaining good oral hygiene is the one of most important things for having healthier teeth and gums. Regular visits to the dentist for cleaning, brushing, flossing, treating cavities and maintaining a proper diet are some of the preventative measures that should be followed by every individual. Dr. Gordon Mah and the staff at Northgate Dental Centre have been providing consultations and educating about the importance of oral hygiene to people across Edmonton.
Preventive dentistry results in a less expensive treatment for any dental condition that may develop, and helps you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime. Neither an adult nor a child is immune from dental diseases. It’s very important to inculcate the practice of cultivating oral health among children. From oral exams, flossing and cleanings to educating our patients, it’s our job to monitor your oral health and help you implement preventive measures to avoid oral diseases. We are flexible for dental emergencies and strive to accommodate your needs as soon as possible at our centre.