WHAT DO WE OFFER?
Complete Intra-Oral and Extra-Oral assessment
Everyone will receive an extra-oral examination of the head and neck to identify suspicious lesions or growths and an intra-oral examination to identify areas of immediate or long-term concern regarding gum and bone health.
Cleaning or Scaling teeth involves the gentle removal of plaque and tartar situated above and below the gum line. This will aid in the treatment of gum and bone disease, (gingivitis and periodontal disease), that will improve the health of your mouth as well as your overall health. The amount of time required to complete the cleaning depends on the condition of your gums and the amount of tartar you have.
Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR)
Periodontal disease affects nearly 80% of adults in North America, and there have been many studies linking periodontal disease to heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and stroke.
This is due to the inflammation caused by bacteria which invades the pockets in the gums around the teeth. There is also a possibility of harmful bacteria entering the blood stream.
. An effective new tool in our offices' arsenal is Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) which
uses a non-cutting dental laser which is focused around the teeth and into the periodontal pockets.
The benefits of Laser Bacterial Reduction make the treatment a worthwhile investment. They include reduced risk of cross-contamination within the mouth during cleaning and treatments, boosting the immune system, and an overall improvement to health. LBR also stimulates the periodontal tissues, making them more resistant to infection.
LBR only take 5-10 minutes.
A dental polishing usually follows a dental scaling but can also be done between cleanings for special occasions. This will brighten your smile. Polishing teeth will remove stain caused by drinking coffee, tea, colas, wine and smoking.
Sensitive teeth, due to gum recession or brushing too hard can be treated by applying a desensitizing agent that coats the exposed areas and your teeth will be less sensitive.
Oral Cancer Screening
Approximately 3200 Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer every year. Most mouth cancers are not uncomfortable or painful. Through regular screening, mouth cancer can be detected in its’ early stages. The Oral cancer screening exam is to check your mouth to see if there are any abnormalities that need to be followed up and any significant findings can then be referred for biopsy for an actual diagnosis. Our office uses 'VELscope' technology to aid in this screening process.
MOST SERVICES ARE COVERED BY MOST DENTAL INSURANCE PROVIDERS AND WE OFFER DIRECT BILLING
Our Mission Statement:
We are committed towards improving the overall health within our community by providing greater access to oral health, dental hygiene care (cleanings), and a variety of other oral hygiene services, including education, in a safe and responsible environment.
Brenda MacNeil RDH - Owner
Natalie Wood RDH - Associate
Marsha Reid RDH - Associate
There’s a reason why Fresh Dental Hygiene Care comes highly recommended in the Port Hope area, and part of it has to do with maintaining a relationship with our clients and the wider community, and striving to deliver quality care at a cost that is typically less than in a traditional dental office.
Mon - Fri: 9:30am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm by appointment