Your smile is one of your defining features and something you need to work hard and invest in to protect. Our expert hygienists apply their expertise and experience work to keep your smile shining bright into the future.
West Kelowna's Trusted Dental Hygiene Experts
Westside Dental wants to be your trusted West Kelowna dentist in proactive dental hygiene. We are staunch proponents of a holistic approach to oral health and hygiene.
- What takes place at our Westbank dental office is only the beginning
- We work with our patients to formulate a strategic plan for your everyday dental health
- It’s about brushing and flossing of course, but also so much more
Proactive Approach for Oral Health
Good oral health promotes good health not just for your teeth, but for your body and mind as well. The interdependent relationship between these two is something we’re focused on and want you to prioritize as well. It’s important to be conscientious of lifestyle choices such as what you eat and drink, how you protect your teeth and gums at night, while playing sports, etc.
This is beneficial for your body’s internal health, your emotional wellness, and of course your dental health. While many people come to our West Kelowna dental centre with the sole purpose of taking care of their teeth, we encourage a proactive, strategic approach for overall health and well-being.
Client Testimonials & Reviews
I've been a patient for the past 6 years and love this dentist. Always professional, friendly and always make me comfortable. I'd highly recommend this office.
- Joel Mcgarvie
I took my four-year-old and one-year-old to Westside Dental Centre this week for their first visit ever. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. My son thoroughly enjoyed watching Paw
- Brittany Campbell
Even though I went in for a filling, the whole experience was actually quite pleasant. Great staff and highly professional service - recommend this place without any reservations whatsoever.
- Kerry Rouck
Expert Dental Hygiene & Teeth Cleaning
Effective dental hygiene is best practiced and achieved through prevention. Instead of reacting to dental matters that arise along the way, Westside Dental always recommends a preventative course of action.
- Managing and mitigating the factors that can contribute to dental disease and oral deterioration
- Avoid the need for dentures, implants or other invasive procedures.
- Help prevent the occurrence of disease and enable you to maintain good dental health
- Thus promoting better overall health and well-being.
Westside Dental Clinic's Professional Staff
Dental hygiene is about more than just cleaning your teeth, though of course we do that as well. Our hygienists are some of the best trained and experienced in West Kelowna for teeth cleaning, gum treatment, X-rays, preliminary exams, patient charting and more – all in an environment of care and comfort.
One of our Westside Dental hygienists would be more than happy to sit with you at our Westbank dental office and discuss the right course of action, putting together the best plan for your ongoing dental hygiene and oral care.
Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day. One of these times should be right before you go to sleep. Brushing in the morning is also beneficial, as is brushing after a meal.
Flossing after eating is also helpful, especially if you've consumed meat or other foods that can get easily caught between the teeth. Daily flossing is highly recommended.
Brush at a 45-degree angle to the gums, gently using a small, circular motion
Brush the outer, inner & biting surfaces of the teeth
Use the tip of the brush head to clean the inside front teeth
Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and to promote better breath
Take 30-40cm of floss and wrap it around your middle fingers, leaving approx. 5cm of floss between the hands
Using your thumbs and forefingers to guide the floss, gently insert the floss between teeth
Curve the floss into a “C” shape around each tooth and under the gum line, and gently move the floss up and down to clean the side of each tooth
At Westside Dental, our caring dental hygienists and dental team do our best to provide as comfortable and stress-free experience as possible. Cleanings are almost always a pain-free experience, unless you have sensitive teeth, gums or other areas. If the latter is the case, or if you have any concerns or phobias (don't worry, some people do and it's OK!") let us know ahead of time and we'll take even extra care during your visit.
It's not at all uncommon to have a phobia or anxiety about going to the dentist. Some patients remember a negative experience in the past while others may have no 'logical' explanation for the way they feel. But that's perfectly normal, after all feelings are often based not in logic but in emotion.
We're here to help. One of the best ways to get past this fear is to focus on the fact that, by seeing us regularly, we'll be working together to promote good dental hygiene and helping to alleviate bigger issues that could have appeared in the future.
Let us know if you have any concerns before your appointment. We'll be happy to address any fears or answer any questions you may have. Westside Dental wants to be your partner in dental health!
Dentists recommend that you swap out your toothbrush for a new one every 3-4 months. Past this point, the bristles on your used toothbrush become less effective and bacteria can start to accumulate more rapidly.
It is important to see a dentist or a hygienist because they are able to check for cavities and gum disease; something that only trained dental professionals are able to determine. Regular visits can improve your oral health, give you a more radiant looking smile, and can prevent complications from letting oral health issues linger rather than being treated.
It is recommended that you visit your dentist for a cleaning and a routine check-up at least twice a year (every 6 months). If you have specific oral health needs, then you should consult with your dentist about visiting more frequently. With frequent check-ups, you can limit oral health complications and address them effectively if they come up. Book an appointment with us today!
Contact Westside Dental Centre
At Westside Dental Centre, we are happy to hear from you! Give us a call or contact us through the site and we will be happy to answer your dentistry questions and book your next appointment at our West Kelowna dental office.
115-2231 Louie Dr,Westbank, BC, V4T 3K3
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