Dr. Jay Patel Dentist at Outdoor Dental, a Calgary SE Dental Clinic, serves the communities of Seton, Mahogany, Auburn Bay, Cranston, New Brighton & Surrounding Areas
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Dental Hygienist Calgary SE Seton

Better oral health, better overall health.

We keep your teeth clean and ensure that we discover any dental issues before they're getting out of control. This will keep your mouth and body healthy, and save you money in the long run. Outdoor Dental, your Dental Hygienist Calgary SE.

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Tips for healthy gums

Have you heard?

Your gum health doesn’t only affect your oral hygiene, but it can also affect your overall health.

That’s right. How well you take care of your gums can influence different aspects of your health including your emotional well-being, nutrition intake, and possibly even your lung and heart health.

Lack of proper care for your gums can lead to symptoms such as tooth decay, gum disease, bleeding gums, and receding gum lines.

Doesn’t sound too pleasant, right? You can rest assured that these symptoms are preventable. 


Healthy gum appearance: Do you have healthy gums?

What do healthy gums even look like? Typically, healthy gums feel firm and are light pink in colour. Discoloration, inflammation or infection, and plaque buildup along the lining of your teeth and gum can indicate unhealthy gums.

If you are unsure about your gum health, especially if your gum appearance is out of the ordinary, it’s time to see a dentist. Our dental staff at Outdoor Dental in Calgary SE is always willing to help you create a health plan for your oral hygiene health needs.

We believe that finding the right dentist should be simple and easy.

3 Ways to maintain healthy gums

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As part of an oral health plan, you can take certain actions to maintain your gum health. Your Auburn Bay dentist advises these 3 simple steps to return your gums to that healthy pink colour:

1. The right brush

Make sure to use a toothbrush suited for your teeth:

Bristle Length: Use a toothbrush with different bristle lengths for hard-to-reach places.
Bristle Hardness: Use toothbrushes with softer bristles for sensitive gums.
Change Toothbrushes: Switch toothbrushes every 3 or 4 months.
Treat your gums right, and they’ll return the favour.

2. Use better toothpaste

As cliché as it might sound, brushing your teeth with ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste twice daily actually is an effective way to maintain the health of your gums. The right toothpaste can help break up plaque and clean your gums more effectively.

2. Flossing
Making sure to floss once daily is a surefire way to increase your gum health. If you are scared of bleeding gums, don’t worry. Studies show that people who floss regularly are less likely to have bleeding gums. Begin today to build your gum resilience to bleeding.


Check up regularly with your dental hygienist in Calgary SE

Regularly check in with our dental hygienists. They can help you maintain your gum health and catch early signs of gum diseases. Enroll in preventative measures instead of waiting for a problem before seeing your Seton dentist.

Avoid unnecessary pain and spend less time on the dental chair. Make an appointment today.

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Choosing the right dental hygienist for your family is a very responsible task...

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  • We listen to what is important to you
  • We make you feel comfortable
  • We always look at the 'big picture'
  • Insurance or not. We know the drill
  • Always gentle and professional

Giving your trust to a hygienist can make you feel concerned about your overall health, your looks, and the cost.

Finding the right hygienist for you should be easy and simple.

How do dental checkups and cleanings work?

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Regular dental checkups and cleanings will keep your teeth sparkling and your mouth feeling fresh. During a cleaning, we will clean and polish your teeth. We will remove plaque and tartar build-up found in hard-to-reach areas like below the gum line.

We also check for cavities, gum disease, and oral health concerns. We may be taking digital X-rays of your mouth to better examine your oral health. With every check-up and oral exam, we conduct oral cancer screenings. We aim to detect any abnormal tissue growth in your mouth early for preventive care.

Outdoor Dental for dental checkups and cleanings

We are a fun and friendly family dentistry that offers a wide range of dental services. In addition to general dentistry: cosmetic dental treatment, restorative dentistry, dental implants, dentures, orthodontics, and more.

Contact Outdoor Dental and schedule an appointment for a dental checkup or cleaning. We advocate for healthy lifestyles and consider good oral health as an important part of your overall well being.

Christelle & Hassan: "Clean is what we want."

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"The team at Outdoor Dental takes care of our dental health with precision, care, and experience. They share our belief that good dental health is a significant aspect of your well-being."


Why see a dentist and a hygienist
at least every 3 to 6 months?

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There are two main reasons why regular checkups are preferred. Nowadays one of the main tendencies in health care is to encourage proactive prevention instead of a “crisis treatment.”

The idea behind this is to catch any potential conditions or problems while they are still early and not painful. This allows for less invasive, less costly forms of treatment, as well as diminishes the chance of complications.

In the case of oral health, there is also specific reason why an in-depth professional cleaning session is needed at least 3 to 6 months. It will get rid of the buildup of plaque which could, later on, precipitate something more serious such as a gingivitis or a cavity.

What does a daily oral
hygiene plan require?

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Your exact oral hygiene routine may vary depending on your specific needs and habits. You should consider your medical history, the shape of your teeth, if you use or have used braces, and your diet. But in almost all cases, it’s based on brushing your teeth after every meal and daily flossing.

There are also many healthy habits that are part of dental health. This includes avoiding smoking, tobacco products, and eating refined sugar. Make sure you are eating enough calcium and vitamin C as part of the daily diet.

What should you do after fluoride varnish?

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The fluoride varnish safely provides optimal protection, delivering the highest fluoride concentration possible to the tooth surface. The fluoride varnish may appear white and pasty on the tooth surface.

To obtain the maximum benefit, we ask that you follow these recommendations after you leave the office.


  • Avoid eating and drinking for an hour.
  • Avoid brushing or flossing for at least 4-6 hours.
  • If possible, wait until tomorrow morning to resume normal oral hygiene. Any residual fluoride varnish will be removed with thorough brushing and flossing the following day.
  • If you must eat, then eat a soft food diet for the next 4-6 hours.
  • Avoid hot drinks and products containing alcohol (beverages, oral rinses) for at least 4-6 hours.
  • If you use a prescribed fluoride toothpaste (Prevident) do not use for 2 days following treatment
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DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is not intended to serve as medical advice. An appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for any pa ent can be made only by visiting your dentist, physician, or group of doctors. Dr. Jay Patel at Outdoor Dental shall have no liability or responsibility to any individual with respect to loss or damage directly or indirectly caused or alleged by the information contained in this website or obtained from other websites to which a visitor may connect and view. Outdoor Dental, a Calgary SE Seton Dental Clinic, provides family dentistry, cosmetic dental treatment op ons, restorative dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry (TMJ), dental implants, dentures, snoring & sleep apnea solutions, oral health prevention, periodontal gum care, sedation treatments, and orthodontics. Besides Seton, we proudly serve southeast SE Calgary communities such as: Mahogany, New Brighton, Auburn Bay, Chaparral, and Cranston.
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