Dental Hygiene

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The following gives a broad overview of what should be included in a comprehensive oral exam.

Areas examined:

  • Dental – teeth
  • Periodontal – bones and gums supporting the teeth
  • Occlusal – bite evaluation
  • Head and neck cancer exam – soft tissue examination of the mouth, throat
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) – jaw joints
  • Salivary functions – quality and quantity of saliva
  • Radiographic – x-rays and other scans
  • Aesthetic – how the teeth and gums appear in relation to the face
Plaque and Calculus

Plaque and calculus adhere to teeth and cause gum disease.

An overview of gingivitis, its causes and symptoms, and how it can progress to advanced gum disease if not properly treated.
The symptoms and health consequences of untreated gum infection.
Proper Toothbrushing Technique

Metrotown Dental Clinic
308-6411 Nelson Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5H 4H3

Monday-Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 8am - 7pm
Friday: 8am - 4pm