Dental Hygiene

wDental hygiene is the foundation of your dental health.  Dental hygiene involves the professional removal of plaque and calculus that accumulates on your teeth above and below the gum line that is supported by effective home care.

Hygiene visits are scheduled based on the rate at which calculus accumulates on your teeth and whether you exhibit signs or symptoms of gingivitis or periodontal disease.  You will be evaluated at your initial hygiene visit which will include:

  • charting of the conditions that affect the support of your teeth
  • study of dental radiographs
  • removal of calculus
  • polishing of teeth
  • fluoride as indicated
  • assessment of oral health
  • oral hygiene instruction

If your oral health is good, Riverside South Dental Centre may suggest that you return every 6 months to maintain it.  If there is evidence of periodontal disease, a regimen of Active Therapy will be suggested to arrest the disease and encourage healing.  Dr. Ohanian has an excellent oral hygiene program and our hygienists are diligent about helping you understand your oral health and customize care for your particular needs (Ottawa, Riverside South, Manotick, Greely, Barrhaven and Nepean).


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