Protect your oral health with Dental Exams & Cleanings

The best way to preserve your teeth and prevent costly dental procedures is by scheduling dental exams & cleanings at least twice a year. Dr. Kenneth Poznikoff and his dedicated team at Riverside Dental Clinic in Drumheller, Alberta, is committed to providing quality care using the latest technology. We welcome new and returning patients to the office six days a week.  

Bacteria and your oral health

Countless bacteria and other microbes make a home out of your mouth. While many of them are beneficial or otherwise harmless, pathogenic bacteria can destroy your tooth enamel, cause infections in your gums, and eventually cause tooth loss. A balanced diet and regular brushing and flossing can slow down these bacteria, but without a dentist’s help, they can use their natural defences to turn the tide in their favour.

What to expect at your appointment 

Your routine hygiene appointment allows us to slow the spread of bacteria and monitor your oral health issues as they are developing. During each meeting, you can expect:

  • Dental cleaning and x-rays – our hygiene team provides gentle, detailed cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, and other debris from your teeth. They will also polish your teeth to make it harder for bacteria to stick to them. Your hygienist will take x-rays to help your dentist look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other problems with your oral health.
  • Intraoral examination – your dentist will check for uneven wear and tear on your teeth, jaw pain, alignment issues, and early signs of oral cancer. They will check restorations to ensure they are sealing out bacteria. They will also discuss your hygiene habits and guide your routine to address spots you may be missing during your home care.
  • Planning advanced care – There are many issues your dentist may find during a routine appointment, and taking care of these problems promptly is the best. Your dentist may discover cavities, gum disease, or problems with your tooth and jaw alignment, and they will work together with you to form a treatment plan to restore your oral health as soon as possible.

The practice of Dr. Kenneth Poznikoff provides full-service dentistry right in our office. Our experienced team can offer everything from routine cavity fillings to extractions, dental implants, and periodontal care. Contact our office in Drumheller, AB, today at (833) 575-1855 to schedule your appointment and make your oral health a priority.