Ainslie Dental

Oral Hygiene

Visiting your dentist regularly for professional oral hygiene is important for maintaining a healthy smile — so is regular brushing and flossing.


Your smile is unique, and that means that your oral hygiene routine should be unique, too. However, there are a few areas of oral care that are vital for everyone who wants to maintain a healthy smile – and these include practicing good oral health habits at home.

Brushing & Flossing

Brushing and flossing should be done at home on a regular basis, in order to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. A general rule of thumb is to floss once a day and brush twice a day.

Oral Hygiene Services, Ainslie Dental CambridgeProfessional Oral Maintenance

We suggest patients visit our dental hygienists twice a year to ensure that their teeth and gums are healthy. However, a patient's dental history and the current status of their smile can affect how often hygiene visits are recommended.

Our friendly, experienced staff are always happy to discuss your oral dental care, and provide advice on how many times each year you should visit the dentist for a cleaning.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening (OCS) may be the best way to detect oral cancer early, and our dental hygienists play an indispensable role in early detection. Early detection of this disease is key.

Your hygienist will perform a thorough visual examination of your mouth, head and neck in order to identify any abnormalities. This routine examination is part of your regular hygiene appointment. A variety of screening techniques are available for use alone, or in combination with a visual examination. These include the following:

  • Extra-oral examination – A visual examination of the front and back of the neck, the head, and the face, including behind eyeglasses and under the hairline and ears.
  • Intra-oral examination – A visual check for mucosal abnormalities and for anything else unusual in the mouth. (Swelling, indentations, enlarged or swollen salivary glands, symmetry, ulcer/crusting, and any changes in texture or colour such as red, white, or mixed red and white patches or lesions).
  • Oral Screening Technologies VELscope screening technology is designed for patients who require a more thorough examination of their oral cancer risk.

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