Maple Leaf Dental have a dedicated team of fully qualified dental hygienists. We use the latest Air Flow® and Perio Flow® scaling and polishing technologies to provide gentle and effective cleaning without the discomfort associated with traditional professional cleaning.
Over time, calcalus, plaque, and calcium deposits can build up on your teeth, providing an ideal environment for bacteria, ultimately this can lead to tooth decay along the gum line.
Professional cleaning leaves your teeth smooth and clean, removing the deposits that allow bacteria to stick to your teeth, and thereby preventing gum disease. Scaling and polishing can also remove unsightly discolouration caused by smoking, coffee, and other foods or drinks.
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Preventative dentistry can help to reduce the requirement for invasive dental treatments. Our dental hygienists can provide dietary advice, oral hygiene advice, and preventative treatments to protect your teeth and oral health.
After scaling and polishing your teeth, your Dental Hygienist may also apply a topical fluoride treatment. Not only does fluoride help to strengthen and re-mineralize the enamel of your teeth, it also protects against acid attack.
Tooth decay is often caused by food particles or bacteria becoming trapped in tiny grooves on the biting surface or back teeth. Dental hygienists can help to protect teeth by applying fissure sealants to deep grooves or pits. The fissure sealant forms a protective barrier, preventing particles and bacteria from penetrating and causing decay.
Gum disease causes bleeding and swollen gums, bad breath, and in advanced cases may lead to tooth loss. In addition to the negative effects on dental health, medical research also indicates that people with advanced gum disease are far more likely to suffer illnesses such as heart disease and stroke.
Gum disease is a bacterial infection caused by the build up of dental plaque. It was previously believed that this bacterial infection was also responsible for the increased risk of heart disease associated with gum disease sufferers. New research indicates that inflammation caused by the infection may actually be the basis of this correlation, rather than the infection itself.
One of our hygienists, Faye Donald, has a particular interest in treating advanced gum disease. Faye has worked with a specialist periodontist for many years and has completed postgraduate training in the advanced management of periodontal disease.