Prevention and Hygiene Care in Calgary, AB

Many people associate seeing the dentist only when there’s a problem, such as a toothache or problems with their gums.

However, research has shown that good oral health through the practice of prevention and hygiene care can actually prevent certain diseases from developing.

It Goes Beyond Tooth Decay

The latest research has shown that over 90% of diseases that affect your organs or your body begin with indicators such as swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth, and excessive gum problems. These diseases include diabetes, leukemia, oral cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney disease, and heart disease, to name a few.

Neglect of your teeth and gums can also lead to other health problems such as oral and facial pain which may be largely due to infection of the gums that support the teeth and can lead to tooth loss.

Also, since digestion begins with a chemical process in the mouth, problems can lead to intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive disorders.

And men, you may not want to read this, but serious gum disease can also lead to erectile dysfunction when bacteria gets into the bloodstream, which then blocks the blood vessels that carry blood to the genitals.

If you want to avoid facing these conditions, we recommend staying on top of your dental hygiene practices.

What You Can Do

At a minimum, the following dental care standards should be adhered to at home:

  • Brush twice a day for at least two minutes, making sure you use a fluoride toothpaste
  • Make sure you floss daily to remove plaque which will help prevent gum disease
  • Avoid smoking, which includes smokeless tobacco

How Comfort Care in Calgary, AB Can Help

Comfort Care in Calgary, AB can help you get started on a plan to protect yourself from health problems through a combined process of preventative medicine and best practices for oral hygiene.

Since the earliest signs of trouble will show up in a dental exam, it’s recommended that you book your appointment today rather than tomorrow. You can contact our office, or schedule your visit online today with one of our experienced dentists. We’re where your neighbors go! Comfort Care Calgary welcomes patients from the surrounding areas of Sunalta, Beltline, Hillhurst, Downtown West End, Eau Claire, and Lower Mount Royal.

 

We are opening with changes to keep you safe!

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:

Call the office line:

Be prepared to answer the following questions;

  • 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 be patient as we follow rigorous and mandated Covid 19 protocols including a health screening prior to your appointment. Please sanitize your hands when you arrive.
  • 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.

Waiting Room:

  • 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 sanitize your hands when you arrive
  • Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
  • Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
  • Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
  • 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 before handling

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.

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