Preventive Dentistry in South Calgary, AB
At Legacy Dental Care, our focus on prevention helps patients avoid many oral conditions that threaten the teeth and gums. By maintaining routine dental appointments, you are giving our dentists the opportunity to detect and treat oral diseases in their earliest stages so you can receive prompt treatment.
Comprehensive Dental Exams
We begin each patient exam with a thorough evaluation that goes beyond a quick check-up.
- Examination of teeth and dentistry
- Periodontal evaluation
- Diagnostic digital dental x-rays
- Medical history and medication list
- Children’s development and growth
Your new patient exam is also a great time to discuss any cosmetic concerns you might have and anything that has recently changed with your oral health. We never rush our patients, and our dentists prioritize listening to our patients’ goals for their smiles.
Customized Dental Cleanings
If you attend regular dental exams and cleanings every six months, your dental cleanings will likely involve the removal of calculus between teeth and just below the gumline. Each dental cleaning includes a polish to remove surface tartar and stains, leaving teeth feeling smooth and fresh.
For patients who have missed a few dental cleanings or who build heavy tartar, we will customize your dental cleaning to prevent gum disease and restore your healthy smile.
Periodontal dental cleanings are designed to remove heavy calculus that causes inflammation in the gums. More frequent dental cleanings, such as three to four times per year, can help these patients avoid infection.
Our hygienists and dentists will work with patients to educate and demonstrate proper home care.
Oral Appliances to Protect Teeth and Gums
To complement our preventive dentistry, we offer custom oral appliances to protect teeth from damage.
Athletic mouthguards – Custom mouthguards make it easier to breathe while enjoying your favourite sport. They also have a slimmer fit than most store-bought brands, promoting patient compliance.
Bruxism nightguards – Chronic grinding can wear down teeth, cause cracks, and contribute to sensitivity. Wearing a custom nightguard places a protective barrier between upper and lower teeth, which protects teeth from the excessive forces of nighttime teeth grinding.
Cavity Prevention Treatments
For patients at a higher risk of developing dental caries (cavities), our dentists may recommend additional layers of protection.
Fluoride varnish – Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens enamel.
Fissure sealants – Sealants are made of a tooth-coloured, flowable material that seeps into the grooves of the back teeth, keeping out the bacteria that cause decay. Like with fillings, we use a curing light to harden sealants. They can last for several years.
We Welcome New Patients
We welcome patients of all ages and invite you to contact Legacy Dental Care to book an appointment with Dr. Sandon Wiedemann, Dr. Laiton Wiedemann, or Dr. Jayde Wiedemann.
We proudly serve the communities of Calgary, Silverado, Chaparral, Walden, and the surrounding areas at our Legacy dental clinic.