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Preventive Dental Hygiene

Routine checkups and cleanings at one of our LifeSmiles Dental clinics in Winnipeg can help identify dental problems early on and ensure you receive the proper oral health care to keep your smile healthy. 

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Preventive Dental Hygiene, Winnipeg Dentist

Your Key to Optimal Oral Health

Oral health is an integral part of your overall health and well-being. Many dental diseases are preventable with routine care, but they can be difficult to see by just looking in the mirror while you're brushing your teeth.

Regular oral exams, ideally twice a year, give your dentist the chance to identify any oral health issues and make a plan to treat them.

Routine checkups involve examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth and may include X-rays if necessary. Afterwards, we will discuss your oral care plan, based strictly on the specific requirements of your unique smile. 

This proactive approach ensures that any oral health problems you may experience are addressed promptly and effectively.

Oral Cancer Screening

During an oral cancer screening, your dentist examines the mouth, lips, tongue, and throat for any signs of abnormalities or potential cancerous growths. They may use advanced tools, such as special dyes or lights, to get a closer look at the tissues. They may also feel the neck and jaw for any lumps or swellings.

If your dentist finds any suspicious areas, further diagnostic tests, such as biopsies, may be recommended.

Meet Dr. Reem Atout

LifeSmiles Dental clients have access to our periodontist, Dr. Reem Atout. Dr. Atout works in collaboration with our dental hygiene staff to provide gum therapy services for patients with varying stages of gum disease. Dr. Atout helps our patients receive oral health care that addresses both their immediate needs and long-term oral health goals.

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Hygiene Cleaning

During your appointment, your dental hygienist will perform a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums to prevent and treat disease.

To do this, your hygienist will thoroughly remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth using specialized tools, such as a scaler. They will also polish your teeth to remove surface stains and can provide personalized advice on maintaining good oral hygiene practices. 

Fluoride Treatment

If you or your child have a high risk of tooth decay, your dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help rebuild your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse tooth decay.

It can help strengthen the enamel to make it more resistant to attacks from plaque, bacteria, and sugars in the mouth.

Dental Hygiene FAQs

If you have questions about your oral health, we're here to help. We believe education about the importance of dental hygiene is crucial to creating a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.

Read through the most frequently asked questions our patients have about dental hygiene below.

New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region? We're happily accepting patients at all seven of our locations. Contact the clinic nearest to you to start your journey towards better oral health. 

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