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What to Expect During a Dental Visit

Good dental hygiene is about much more than simply brushing and flossing. For complete dental care, you should schedule regular checkups and teeth cleanings every 6-12 months with your Calgary dentist.

Regular visits to your dentist can have many benefits including:

  • A brighter, whiter smile
  • Tooth loss prevention
  • Dentists can detect oral problems early, saving you time, money and the pain of larger, more extensive dental work
  • Lower risk of cavities and other oral diseases
  • Regular screenings for oral cancer

It is important not to disregard the importance of regular dental checkups as your dental hygiene can have an effect on your whole body - from your appearance to your overall health.

What to Expect From Your Dentist Appointment

Before visiting a dental clinic, it is important to understand what to expect from your appointment including the procedures, dental fees and how dentists can help you improve your dental hygiene for a stronger, healthier mouth.

  1. Choose a Dentist You Are Comfortable With

Whether it has been many years since your last dental checkup or you have just moved to Calgary, the decision you make when choosing a dentist can have a significant impact on the quality of your dental hygiene and your life.

It’s important to take the time to do your research as your comfort level with the dentist, their affordability and the overall quality of the services they provide will highly influence the regularity of your appointments.

  1. First Appointment

At your very first appointment, your dentist will assess your current oral health, any risk of future disease and will advise you on dental hygiene tips to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy.

During this checkup, your dentist may:

  • Carry out a full examination of your mouth, teeth and gums
  • Ask about your general health and any problems you have had with your teeth
  • Ask about and give advice on your diet, smoking and drinking
  • Ask about your dental hygiene habits
  • Explain any risks as well as the dental fees associated with the treatment you may require
  • Discuss when your next visit should be

If you experience any problems with your teeth between check-ups, contact your dentist to make an earlier appointment.

  1. Dental Exam & X-Rays

Your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums and mouth to look for any signs of oral disease or other concerns. The main goal is to detect and prevent problems from becoming serious by identifying and treating them as soon as possible.

Depending on your age, risk of disease and current state of dental hygiene, your dentist may recommend X-rays. This can diagnose problems otherwise undetected such as:

  • Impacted teeth
  • Cysts or tumors
  • Tooth decay
  • Damage to jawbone

  1. Teeth Cleaning

Dental checkups almost always include a complete teeth cleaning from a registered dental hygienist.

Using special instruments, they will scrape below your gumline removing any plaque or tartar that may cause gum disease, cavities or bad breath. Your dental hygienist may also polish and floss your teeth for a brighter, healthier smile.

Learn More: Calgary Teeth Cleaning  

  1. Dental Fee Breakdown

At Marlborough Dental Centre, we strive to provide quality and affordable dentistry services for our patients in Calgary.

That is why we provide:

  1. An estimate of your dental fees: We always inform you on the cost of your treatment plan beforehand so you know what to expect. This includes the price quote for recommended treatments.
  2. Direct Insurance Billing: To ensure smooth dental fee payment, our Calgary clinic offers direct insurance billing, sending your dental treatment bill straight to your insurance provider.
  3. Advice: We pride ourselves on being affordable dentists and our administrative team has a lot of experience with dental plan coverages and costs. We can work with you to assess your type of dental insurance coverage and set up the appropriate process for direct billing.

Learn More

To learn more about our affordable dentistry services, contact our North Calgary dentists at 403-248-2066.

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