New Patient Cleaning & Checkup

Our office uses advanced technology and modern techniques to ensure the highest quality dental care with minimal discomfort.

We do things a little bit different than a “normal” dental office!

We’re On Time

We respect your time and do everything we can to make sure your appointment starts on time.

EVENINGS + WEEKENDS

We’re open evenings and weekends to accommodate your busy life. Call or request online.

INSURANCE ACCEPTED

Our office accepts all major insurance companies with direct billing, so you don’t have to pay out of pocket.

WE’RE GENTLE

We buy the best equipment and use the most advanced techniques to ensure your visit is comfortable.

5 STAR REVIEWS

We have a 4.9 star rating from our patients across every major review site.

Modern Office

We have a beautiful, modern office to ensure you are comfortable and feel at ease.

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Regular cleanings are essential to both your oral and overall health! We’ll help you keep a healthy mouth and fresh breath so that you can enhance your relationships and live better.

Oral hygiene is imperative to maintaining a healthy body. Tartar and plaque build-ups can lead to tooth decay and gum disease when left unattended. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent many future problems. Let us help you ensure your teeth and gums stay in optimal health as we strive to improve and maintain your oral hygiene.

Key Benefits:

  • Regular checkups can prevent gum disease
  • Clean teeth and healthy gums
  • Whiter smile
  • Prevent cavities
  • Reduce teeth sensitivity
  • Freshen breath

Exam and Hygiene

Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by Dr. Smythe at your initial dental visit. At regular check-up exams, Dr. Smythe and your hygienist will include the following:

  • Examination of diagnostic digital x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumours, cysts, and permanent bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions. Our latest digital system takes the images with far less radiation than conventional equipment and uses no chemicals to develop them.
  • Periodontal Disease (Gum disease) Evaluation: Check the periodontal structures: Gingiva (gums), Periodontal ligament (ligament attaching the ;gum to the tooth), Alveolar bone (jaw bone) and Cementum (covering of the root of the tooth. Your dental hygienist will use a periodontal measuring device called a periodontal probe. This is a painless instrument that measures how tightly attached the gum is to the tooth. The tighter the gum is the healthierit is and the shallower the space is, therefore less food, plaque and tartar can collect.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay, fractures, and any abnormalities with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.
  • Examination of malocclusion: Check and measure how your teeth are fitting together and how well they are functioning for chewing. Also, checking for any TMJ concerns and any muscle discomfort you may be having.

Professional Dental Hygiene Visit

It is important to know that at Kits Point Dental, we dedicate and schedule an entire hour to each and every hygiene appointment. This allows your dental hygienist the necessary time to assess your gingival health, scale and polish your teeth meticulously and give any hygiene instructions or express any concerns we may have of your teeth and/or gums. This is an interactive appointment in which we use an intra-oral camera, assessment instruments like the periodontal probeand a wide spectrum of hygiene scalers (both ultrasonic and hand) to gently and thoroughly perform your necessary hygiene debridement.

Healthy gums don’t bleed!

Your hygiene appointment will include the following:

• Removal of calculus (tartar)
• Removal of plaque
• Teeth polishing
• Patient Education
• Blood Pressure and Pulse

Oral Hygiene Instruction: Once we are able to assess any gingival concerns, we can take some time and show you and demonstrate for you any oral hygiene aid that could help you at home perform and maintain your healthy mouth. We have aids to give you and samples of products to help you continue to maintain your healthy status or even better to increase the health of mouth and your systemic health needs.  The Dr.’s and your Hygienist will also discuss and recommend a re care program for you depending on your needs.

“Your Gums and supporting structures are the foundation of your Smile”…it’s very important to have regular hygiene assessments prior to any cosmetic or general dentistry to ensure your investment in your smile will endure.


We promise to always put YOU first!

We treat our patients the way we would like to be treated…

  • We promise to show you what we see with imaging, educate you on your options, and empower you to make the best decisions for yourself
  • We promise to not push unnecessary treatments on you
  • We promise to respect your time and do everything we can to see you within a few minutes of your appointment
  • We promise to be transparent about pricing and insurance coverage
  • We promise to constantly invest time and money into continuing education and equipment to ensure the highest quality of care
  • We promise to always be respectful, polite, and professional
  • We promise to take our time with you on patient education and treatments, we don’t want you to feel rushed
  • We promise to do everything we can to minimize pain and make you feel comfortable
  • We promise to keep our office environment clean, friendly, and up to date with technology
  • We promise to build a world class dental team. Many of our team members have been with us for over a decade!


Your Mouth, Your Decisions!

Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.

Give us a Call!

The first step to better oral health is giving us a call to book an appointment. We offer evening and weekend appointments and have 2 locations for your convenience.

Initial Visit

During your first visit we will take some X-Rays and give you a tour of your mouth with our intra oral cameras. Then, we’ll learn about your oral health goals and give you any applicable treatment options.

Next Visit

Once you know what is going on inside of your mouth, you make the treatment decisions that are best for you. We will never be pushy or recommend treatment that you don’t need.

Additional Information

Typically a general cleaning will last around 60 minutes while one of our qualified hygienists gently cleans the surfaces of your teeth. The process rids your teeth of any built up tartar, plaque, and stains by using an ultrasonic water scaler and various manual scalers. The hygienist will then carefully examine your mouth for any existing or potential problems such as decay or periodontal disease.

FAQ:

HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?

If you come in for regular cleanings, your appointment should last approximately 30 minutes. However, time may vary depending on your oral hygiene.

WILL IT HURT TO GET MY TEETH CLEANED?

New advances in the dental industry have allowed for a very comfortable experience during regular cleanings. However, some discomfort may be felt during cleaning near the gum line.

WHY DO I NEED TO GET MY TEETH CLEANED OFTEN?

A professional cleaning can get to places in your mouth that you can’t with a toothbrush of floss. It is important to rid your mouth of the harmful bacteria hiding below your gums.

WILL MY CLEANING BE COVERED BY MY INSURANCE?

Most of our treatments are covered by a majority of insurance companies. For a more detailed explanation of your coverage please call your service provider.

Phone: 604-737-2101

Address:

1891 Cornwall Ave.
Vancouver, BC,
V6J 1C6

Hours:

Mon:
 8am – 5pm
Tue: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8am – 5pm
Thur: 8am – 5pm
Fri: 8am – 3pm

 

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