At Integrated Health Centre we want our patients to be as comfortable as possible, especially during teeth cleaning appointments. Our Hygienist, Dena has tried to create a warm, welcoming and personalized sensory experience that includes customized music choice, aromatherapy and to finish off the treatment a warmed, steamy face cloth. She is comprehensive in her dental hygiene examination starting on the outside and working her way around your mouth to get a complete picture - answering your questions, explaining her findings and presenting an individualized plan of care.


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Why Dental Hygiene?

Your teeth are an important part of your health

Your body is your 'vehicle' that you use to go about your daily life - to be successful you must eat and drink. Just as manipulation is important to help keep your body aligned, teeth cleaning is crucial to ensure optimal oral health. 

What is Guided Biofilm Therapy?

Guided Biofilm Therapy is the systematic, predictable solution for dental biofilm management in professional prophylaxis. 

Guided Biofilm Therapy consists of treatment protocols based on individual patient diagnosis and risk assessment in order to achieve optimal results. 

Guided Biofilm Therapy includes Oral Hygiene Instructions with manual or electric toothbrushes and Curaprox interdental brush plus patient education and motivation to maintain natural teeth and implants for as long as possible.


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Your Child's health is worth every dollar

Early childhood decay is a leading cause of children missing school and is a common childhood disease in Canada. Oral health is so important that especially with children that the Ontario Government created the Healthy Smiles program to assist families in getting access to care. 

At Integrated Health Centre, we offer a wide arrange of services for patients of all ages; our hygienist, Dena even has years of experience working at CHEO with children with behavioural problems.

Our goal is to prevent oral diseases that can impact your life, through regular maintenance of your teeth using a variety of modalities to achieve the desired outcome based on the individual case.

GUM disease that bites back

What are Periodontal diseases?

Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory oral disease that progressively destroys the tooth-supporting apparatus. It usually manifests as a worsening of gingivitis and then, if untreated, with loosening and loss of teeth as defined by Merck Manual Professional Version. 

Poor oral health not limited to professional work but at home care as well, can lead to the beginning stages of periodontal disease which starts in the form of gingivitis. Some common signs to watch out for in your day to day include but are not limited to: 

  1. Bleeding on brushing or flossing
  2. Redness 
  3. Swelling 
  4. Bad breathe

When it comes to your health, maintenance is key in order to catch these problems. Early intervention involving a dental hygienist in the treatment of gingivitis can in many cases assist in reversing the condition. 

Periodontal diseases have been linked to many systematic diseases including cardiovascular, respiratory and diabetes.