Why do I need to have oral health services, such as dental exams and hygiene cleanings?

Brushing, flossing and the use of mouth rinse at home helps to maintain your dental health but it doesn’t take the place of the more in-depth cleaning that we are able to perform during your hygiene visits.

At home you are able to maintain the removal of soft plaque and food debris on only the top third of your teeth.

Even with a perfect home-care routine, you are only able to clean one third of your tooth surface. Your dental hygiene appointments are the only way to have the tenacious build up removed from your teeth and below the gum line. Not only does this help maintain your overall dental health, it also gives us a chance to monitor you for any early signs of reversible conditions, such as gingivitis.

If you are having teeth pain or need a dental assessment, contact our office for a dental appointment. Coquitlam’s Altitude Dental has professional, friendly and caring staff to help you have the dental health you need and want. Or read more about other dental services available at Altitude Dental.