Preventative Dentistry in Port Alberni | West Coast Family Dental

Preventative Dentistry in Port Alberni

Preventative dentistry is the key to a lifetime of good dental health and teeth that are free from decay. Plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth and form a home for the harmful bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. To keep this from happening we recommend a professional cleaning and oral exam every six months.

Oral Hygiene

Tartar can’t be removed by brushing and must be removed by a trained dental hygienist using special equipment. We’ll remove tartar and plaque build up from your teeth. Regular oral hygiene appointments will also keep your teeth whiter by reducing stains.

Our hygienist may offer a fluoride treatment to protect the enamel of your teeth from decay.

Dental Examination

One of our dentists will examine your mouth for tooth decay, symptoms of gum disease and oral cancer, and signs of injury. Early detection of dental health problems is key, so we use diagnostic tools such as digital X-rays to assist in the examination.

Keep your teeth healthy. Call us today to book a preventative dentistry appointment.

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