We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on June 1st. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.
Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.
Here’s what to expect:
To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:
Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?
What we will need from you:
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and call the front desk at 403-295-9335. Please wait outside of the clinic in your vehicle and when you call us we will complete our Covid 19 screening questionnaire with you. We will then let you know when we are ready to see you. We are limiting access to our clinic to facilitate proper social distancing. Please also note that there will be no access to our washroom at this time to facilitate better infection control
Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.
Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.
What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:
Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
Hand Sanitization station-please clean your hands before your treatment
Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize
The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.
Clean Mouth, Healthy Life: How Oral Health Affects Your Life?
The tongue is an integral part of the mouth. Apart from aiding in speaking and digestion, the tongue is also an indicator of your oral hygiene. The regular patches or bumps in the tongue are normal, and you need not worry much. However, the white spots indicate the growth of fungus in your mouth. Nothing to worry about this, but it is a definite indication that our oral health is declining.
Brushing teeth twice daily can reduce the rapid growth of fungus. The hard-flat white areas in your tongue indicate the probability of leukoplakia. The bright red tongue suggests you might have Kawasaki disease.
As you keep your body clean, it is also essential to keep your mouth clean. Oral health is a state to be free from chronic mouth infection or facial pain. Good oral hygiene can keep away bad breath and keep your teeth bright and white. Oral hygiene delays tooth and jaw decay and different oral ailments.
An unhealthy mouth can increase the risks of suffering from serious health issues as heart attack, diabetes, or stroke. Hygiene is a personal practice of wellbeing. Brushing twice a day is a must. If you have gaps between teeth, food derbies are sure to stick. It is always advised by dentists to floss your teeth at least a day, but to avoid poking with sharp objects. This would lead to weaker gums and destroy the tooth enamel.
Using fluoride toothpaste aids in whitening the teeth, and a therapeutic mouthwash keeps oral bacteria at bay. Fresh breath with a sparkling smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem. Bleeding gums and dental cavities are signs of poor dental hygiene, and you should visit a dentist near you.
A Dentist in Calgary like us, can help you to maintain perfect oral hygiene routine and keep dental ailments at bay. Bad breath is thoroughly embarrassing, and if maintaining oral hygiene cannot cure the issue, you should visit a dentist. Family dentistry in Calgary is a complete solution for oral hygiene and tooth ailments of your family.
Poor Oral Hygiene Leads To Dental Problems
Dental problems are always painful, while some may be embarrassing. Halitosis or bad breath is caused by persistent poor oral hygiene. Tooth decay or cavities is caused when plaque sticks to the teeth. In the longer run, the plaque combines with sugar or starch from the food you intake and decays the enamel. It also impacts your oral health. Some medication leads to dry mouth, which accelerates cavities. Sugary food and beverages may be avoided to reduce tooth decay.
Periodontal or gum disease can be severe if not treated timely. Infection of the gum is the root cause of tooth loss in most adults and is primarily caused due to accumulation of food derbies on the teeth where bacterias thrive.
Sore gums are bothersome and are caused by viruses. Poor oral hygiene is the main reason behind this. Tooth erosion is caused by the degradation of the enamel. This renders the tooth weak and is often accompanied by pain.
Gums house the roots of the teeth. If the roots are weak, you are on the verge of losing your tooth. So, it is essential to take the utmost care of the gums. The most common issue is the bleeding of the gums, which are caused by infections.
Swollen gums and persistent pain while chewing indicate unhealthy gums. You should avoid smoking and intake of alcoholic beverages to enhance oral hygiene. Regular visits to the dentist to remove the tartar, food debris, and plaque from your teeth is an efficient way to increase oral health.
Oral cancer is on the rise in some Asian-Pacific nations. Cancers of the lips, mouth, oesophagus, and oral cavity is included in oral cancer. Although oral hygiene does not directly induce oral cancer, poor oral hygiene contributes to oral cancer. In North America, a high risk of papillomavirus infections leads to oral cancer, which is triggered by bad oral hygiene.
Be Clean, Be Safe
Cleanliness can protect you from certain tooth ailments. A well-balanced diet and proper hydration also keep these tooth diseases at bay. Maintaining a constant level of fluoride in the oral cavity reduces the chances of tooth decay. Intake of calcium also strengthens the tooth and increases the immunity of the oral cavity. If you need help with maintaining your oral health, contact us at Huntington Family Dental. We are here to help you!