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what to expect on your first visit calgary

While scheduling dental visits depends largely on each patient’s oral hygiene, habits and medical conditions, the Canadian Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist at least once or twice a year. This is because regular dental checkups are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. In addition, because periodontal disease has been linked to serious illnesses such as strokes, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, taking good care of your mouth is key to your overall wellbeing.

Our team of Calgary dentists are committed to providing quality preventative dental care. When visiting the dentist, the health of your gums and teeth will be evaluated and your mouth examined for any indications of vitamin deficiencies, oral cancer and diabetes. Early detection of these issues will ensure successful treatment and save you physical and emotional pain as well as help you avoid costly and extensive treatment in the future.

Whether or not it is your first visit to the dentist, we encourage all of our patients to discuss any concerns or questions they have regarding their oral health with our qualified family dentists. We are invested in your oral care and can help you find effective and appropriate treatment solutions to keep your gums and teeth healthy for many, many years.

Making sure that you visit the dentist regularly will have enormous benefits for your oral and general health including:

  • Prevention of periodontal disease: Even if you brush and floss daily, plaque and tartar can build up in the hidden spaces of your teeth and gums. Regularly visiting your family dentist will ensure that your mouth is kept free of bacteria which causes gum irritation, pain and inflammation.
  • Lowers your risk of developing other serious illnesses: Research has indicated that there is a strong link between gum disease and serious chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and pneumonia. Regular visits to the dentist can lower your risk of developing such illnesses and protect your overall well-being.
  • Tooth loss prevention: Poor oral hygiene will result in advanced periodontal disease which destroys the supporting bone, allowing bacteria to infect the roots of your teeth and causing tooth loss. Visiting the dentist for regular dental cleanings and checkups will keep your teeth and gums healthy, dramatically reducing the chances of tooth loss as you age.
  • Healthier, whiter smile: Scheduling regular dental cleanings with your family dentist will remove any stains or tooth discoloration caused by certain substances such as tea, coffee, pop, wine and tobacco, leaving you with a fresher, whiter and healthier smile.

What to expect on your first visit to the dentist

During your first and subsequent visits to our Calgary dentists, we promise to provide a comfortable, friendly and professional environment for all our patients. Here are the two main parts you can expect on your first visit to our family dentist:

  1. Dental Checkup

One of our qualified dental professionals will assess the health of your teeth and gums, checking for signs of gum disease, cavities or plaque/tartar buildup. This may also include a checkup of your tongue, head and neck for any signs of trouble, swelling or cancer. Our family dentist will discuss these findings with you, explain all your treatment options and help you make the best and most comprehensive decision about your oral health.

  1. Dental Cleaning

While brushing and flossing at home can clean the plaque from your teeth, it cannot remove tartar buildup. During your dental cleaning, one of our registered dental hygienists will use special dental tools to remove tartar which has formed above and below your gum line. The dental cleaning will also include a polish, leaving you with a brighter and healthier smile.

At Marlborough Dental Centre, great care is taken to make your visit to the dentist as comfortable and easy as possible. Our highly qualified family dentists are professional and gentle and we pride ourselves on providing an open and informative space for all our patients.

Your First Visit to the Dentist: Costs

We never want to spring any cost surprises on our patients during your visit to the dentist. That is why we will always ensure to provide an accurate estimate on the cost of your treatment plan so you always know what to expect.

To ensure seamless and easy payments, we offer direct billing to your dental insurance provider, saving you the hassle of having to file the claim yourself. Our dental team can help determine whether you are eligible for direct billing.

At Marlborough Dental Centre, our team of experienced family dentists aim to provide an advanced, patient-centered treatment approach for all your dental needs. We have created a warm, friendly and informative environment for our patients and offer customized, affordable treatments based on your specific needs and circumstances.

To book an appointment or to learn more about our dental costs and treatments, contact our NE Calgary dental clinic at 403-248-2066.


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