Registered Dental Hygienists believe in Oral Health for Total Health!
We are excited to bring to West central Edmonton, direct access Dental Hygiene care/ teeth cleaning and teeth whitening .
We strive to greatly diminish the barriers that keep you from seeking oral health care/ teeth cleaning.
We know that cost is often a deterrent. We offer affordable care and are here to help you keep your "chompers" working for you for your entire life!
The Covid 19 pandemic unfortunately led to job loss and loss of benefits for many Albertans.
Paired with rising costs, people are searching for affordable/low cost solutions/ways to save money and oral health care is no exception
Ultimately, preventive oral healthcare/teeth cleaning is the most economical way to keep our mouths healthy.
Registered Dental Hygienists near you typically work without assistance, carry out our own in house sterilization, and use simple chair set-ups in smaller spaces, with relatively low cost materials.
The savings in staffing and overhead costs required in a traditional dental clinic allow us to pass those savings onto our clients, expanding access to dental hygiene/teeth cleaning, without compromising care.
In this image, the tartar buildup is all UNDER the gumline where we can't see. All tartar must be removed/cleaned off from around the teeth and under the gums or it will continue to destroy bone that can lead to tooth loss. Just as Dentists need xrays to trea a root canal, Hygienists need xrays to treat gum disease.
Stages of Periodontal Disease:
healthy gums/bone on the left to early bone loss, moderate periodontal disease, and then severe periodontitis
Regular Dental Hygiene care/ teeth cleaning required to maintain bone level around teeth.
More frequent Dental Hygiene Care/ teeth cleaning needed to prevent further bone loss
Frequent Dental Hygiene Care/ teeth cleaning and referral to gum specialist to prevent further bone destruction. Some tooth loss likely to occur.
"Alberta Blue Cross is encouraging people to shop around, including getting work done outside Alberta at a reduced cost or by an independent dental hygienist".
By removing the hard deposit (tartar) and biofilm (sticky stuff) from around your teeth an ie: teeth cleaning.
If these deposits sit long enough under and around the gum line, their presence can lead to not only tooth decay but gum disease and bone loss. Bone is the "foundation" that holds your teeth in your mouth.
Fact! The bacteria that contribute to gum disease and oral inflammation affect your heart and lung health, your risk for developing Alzheimer's disease, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal cancers as well as adverse Pregnancy and Covid outcomes.
Dental Hygienists not only diagnose and treat your gum/periodontal disease via teeth cleaning but, check all of the hard and soft tissues in and around the oral cavity, TMJ, and lymph nodes for signs of disease/dysfunction as well as check blood pressure to screen for High Blood Pressure "the silent killer".
Registered Dental Hygienists are one of the few Healthcare Providers that people spend the most time with each year. We hold a unique advantage to be able to assess potential disease risk with trained eyes as well as be your healthcare advocate to help you achieve total health!
We work with you to come up with a treatment plan that fits your needs.
You will see the same Registered Dental Hygienist each visit for continuity of care.
Dental Hygienists near you are dedicated to improving and maintaining your oral health and want you to play an active part in deciding on your care.
Your Edmonton Dental Hygienist will present you with the information they collect as well as their recommendation for Dental Hygiene Treatment/ Teeth Cleaning.
Together, we'll come up with a plan to help you reach your oral health goals and work with your budget to help you receive affordable dental hygiene care.
In October, 2006 Alberta Registered Dental Hygienists were granted primary healthcare provider status under the Health Professions Act.
Edmonton Dental Hygienists are recognized as self-regulated professionals that are fully educated and certified to provide direct care to dental hygiene clients. Alberta Registered Dental Hygienists have the broadest scope of practice in Canada.
With the assistance of an intra-oral camera , the measuring of pocket depths around the teeth (probing), taking and reading radiographs (xrays), and palpation of your head and neck area, we assess the hard and soft tissues in and around your mouth for signs of disease.
We also look for signs of sleep apnea, TMJ dysfunction, oral signs of systemic disease and oral side-effects of medications during your teeth cleaning appointment.
Whew! That's more than a mouthful!
The primary role of the Hygienist is prevention! Through diagnosis and treatment of gum/periodontal disease, education about decay risk, management of oral manifestations such as dry mouth, canker sores, cold sores, fungal infections, etc., we help keep your oral health on track and functioning.
If we should detect any issue that cannot be treated within our scope of practice, we will refer you to the appropriate Healthcare Professionals that are qualified to take over that aspect of your care.
By using up to date research, instrumentation techniques, technology, and clinic design, we aim to make sure your dental hygiene/teeth appointment with us is as comfortable, informative, and as stress-free as we can make possible.
FREE oral health exam and whitening (age 12 +) at every dental hygiene visit (conditions apply).
We strive to keep our fees as low as possible! All prices are at least 15% below AB Fee guide and exams are always Free (an additional $100 value)!
We work with your budget and immediate need.
Not ready to commit? Come in for a free discussion and estimate. We are all about empowering you to make informed choices!
We Direct Bill your Insurance!
* please note our fees do not change the % deductible of your insurance but will decrease your copay amount accordingly.