Your Dental Hygiene Appointment

Many people wonder what to expect during an appointment with the dental hygienist. During your visit, the dental hygienist will provide you with the best possible experience. Our dental hygienist will also:

  • be prepared for your appointment to ensure your safety
  • review your chart and medical history
  • review your current medical status with you - there are many medical conditions and medications that may influence dental hygiene treatment
  • examine your head and neck for abnormalities
  • examine your tongue, gums, teeth and all other areas of your mouth with Velscope
  • measure the attachment of the gums to your teeth (probing)
  • record all findings on your chart
  • take prescribed radiographs (x-rays) and interpret them for dental hygiene purposes
  • scale your teeth using hand or mechanical instruments removing hard and soft deposits (plaque and tarter)
  • polish your teeth, if needed, to remove stains

Your dental hygienist will also perform the following if needed:

  • apply fluoride to strengthen teeth
  • administer agents to desensitize teeth
  • fasten pit and fissure sealants to seal grooves for decay prevention

Contact our clinic today for your next dental hygiene appointment.

Strathcona Hours

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 7am - 3pm
Wednesday: 9:30am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm
Saturday: CLOSED


Strathcona Dental Clinic Hours

Please be advised that our clinic will resume seeing patients on Tuesday June 2,2020. However at this time our clinic will only be able to see patients Tuesdays to Fridays and will remain closed Saturday and Mondays.

We ask that you call our clinic to schedule any appointments or if  you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

~ Strathcona Dental Works Team~