Project Description

Oral Hygiene

Visiting the dental office for routine oral hygiene appointments and checkups is vital to the maintenance of an individual’s oral care as well as his/her general health, too. Teeth cleanings are completed with a dental hygienist and focus on the prevention and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease. Treatment and prevention of this disease not only ensures a healthy mouth, but also reduces the risk of developing certain seemingly unrelated conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Our hygienists are happy to provide teeth cleanings to patients of all ages; no one is ever too young or too old for periodontal maintenance.

Periodontal (Gum) Disease

When plaque (a sticky, clear bacterial substance that collects on teeth surfaces) is not removed with brushing and flossing, it hardens onto the tooth’s surface thereby creating tartar (or calculus). If tartar is not removed by a dental hygienist, an infection can form where the teeth and gums meet. This infection is the first stage of periodontal disease and is also referred to as gingivitis. Symptoms that accompany gingivitis are usually minimal but can include tender and puffy gums, redness of the gums, and bleeding of the gums when brushing and flossing. If infection persists, the surrounding gum tissue and bone which hold teeth in place begin to deteriorate; this eventually results in the loss of permanent teeth.

Normal saliva production is also key in keeping this disease at bay. Saliva helps to flush away food particles in the mouth and also contains enzymes that help fight and destroy the bad bacteria responsible for the development of periodontal disease. Saliva production can be affected by the use of different medications which is why it is important to advise your dental hygienist of any changes to your medical history at every appointment.

Early to moderate stages of periodontal disease can be treated, and in most cases, even reversed. At your dental hygiene appointment, the hygienist will assess your periodontal health and advise you of how often hygiene appointments are needed; everyone is a little bit different.

Conroy Dental Centre
General Dentistry Services

Patient Testimonials

“…Your dental team provides the best dental care that I have had (I am over 60). By best I include actual procedures, approach and personality.”

Edwin B.

“My dental hygienist is Jo-anne. She is excellent and makes you feel comfortable and explains you the situation. Very professional. Definitely refer my friends to this office”

Rozina M.,

“Conroy Dental has taken care of all my dental needs since opening their office in the Ottawa south area many years ago. You can be assured that your dental health & well being is in very good hands. Their office staff are also very professionals & make all their patients feel very comfortable & right at home.”

Nancy N.

“Sophie has been taking care of my teeth for more than 15 years! She has a fantastic balance between her professional side and personable side; she always remembers details about family and truly cares about my well being as a whole. My three children and husband also see Sophie regularly and always have a very positive experience. I would recommend her services in an instant!”

Christina B.

“Monique did an excellent job cleaning my teeth and was very professional as well as personable. I look forward to speaking with her each time I go in for cleanings and can tell that she is a caring person who has peoples’ interests at heart. I would recommend her to my friends and family. Both the receptionists at the front and back were very friendly and were pleasant to talk to.”

David C.

“I really do not like visiting any dental office, but your staff and the attention that I get makes for an easy visit, even when it comes to paying the bill, LOL.”

Angela G.

Professional Dental Care

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613.739.1827