Preventive Hygiene

Your oral health is connected to your overall health!

Our Market Mall dental team is dedicated to keeping your smile healthy with our preventative care treatments! Learn more about why teeth cleanings are so important.

At Market Mall Dental Care in Calgary, we believe it's critical to educate our patients of all ages about proper oral hygiene. We provide teeth cleanings and checkups to keep our patients mouths healthy and monitor changes. Get in touch with our team to learn more to book an appointment.

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Teeth Cleanings

Teeth cleaning is performed by one of our trained oral hygienists.

It involves removing plaque and tartar from the teeth to prevent bacteria, infection, and decay from threatening both the health of your mouth, and your whole body.

Plaque is a soft, sticky film that lines your teeth and mouth. Plaque forms very quickly and is impossible to remove permanently, which is why regular cleaning at home, and regular checkups at the dentist, are so important.

Tartar is a build-up of calcium around the base of the teeth. Calcium is found in saliva, which helps to strengthen the teeth and keep them healthy.

Over time the calcium builds up and forms solid deposits around the base of the teeth. These can only be removed with special scraping tools.

Oral health check-ups can help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and other infections within the mouth.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is when bacteria from plaque deteriorates the tissue and gums. It can be seen with inflammation, swelling and bleeding. Our goal as your oral health providers is to keep your teeth healthy and avoid this. Gum disease is very common. It can typically be kept at bay through proper oral hygiene, and even if it starts it can be effectively stopped early on if you’re consistent with brushing and flossing your teeth.

Oral Health Tips  

  • Brush for at least two minutes at a time. Any less doesn’t get the full effect and won’t clean your teeth as thoroughly.
  • Brush your gums. It’s actually more important to make sure your gums are brushed than your teeth, as they’re the most susceptible to bacteria and the place you need to worry about the most. 
  • Brush your tongue. You’d be surprised how much bacteria ends up sitting there. A quick brush of the tongue will help ensure the overall health of the mouth.
  • Wrap the floss around your middle fingers and use your index (pointer) fingers to manipulate the floss string. This will give you greater control over the floss and allow you to reach those more awkward places.

Is it time for your next cleaning?

Has it been over 6 months since your last teeth cleaning? Book online today at our practice in Market Mall to see one of our dentist hygienists.

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Your full service Calgary dental team, conveniently located at Market Mall.

We strive to always provide you with the best service possible to keep your smile healthy. Whether you require a simple cleaning or a more complex treatment, we're here for you.

Questions? We're happy to help!

Contact our team via phone, online chat or by filling out a form. We will do our best to get you the information you need.

Feeling Anxious? Don't Worry!

We work with you to ensure you understand your treatment. We also offer sedation services to ease your nerves.

Welcoming new patients to join us.

Our team of general dentists and dental professionals are currently accepting new patients to join our dental family. 

Contact us now!

A member of our team will get back to you within 48 hours* with a response. 

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