Oral Health

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What is Oral Health?

Oral health is defined as the absence of any injury, infection, disease or painful symptoms in the structures that make up the oral cavity (teeth, gums) and its surrounding elements, that if suffered would compromise chewing functionality, the process of food digestion, phonation, etc. Everything that happens inside the mouth has direct repercussions on the human body and our general and psychosocial health. This is mainly due to correct oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups.

Who We Are

Coquitlam Dental Group is a team of highly prepared dental professionals committed to offering their patients dental services focused on restoring their oral health. We have the latest technology, we use the best materials and updated procedures, adapted to the needs of each patient. We are also guided by having a humane and warm treatment with our patients. In Coquitlam Dental Group we extend our services for all the members of the family, we have services of pediatric dentistry, surgery, root canal treatment, cosmetic dentistry, implants, oral health for the elderly and many more. Everything under protocols of care of the highest standards. Our priority is your oral health and well-being.

Why Care About Oral Health

Coquitlam Dental Group is known to have specialized staff in the area of oral health, whose priority is to provide you with personalized attention, preventing and avoiding possible complications during the procedures performed, in addition to having the instruments and advanced technology to facilitate the surgical process. Our goal is always to provide an excellent service in which our patients obtain the best results and see their oral health restored. For which in the Coquitlam Dental Group we make sure that our specialists have the highest levels of accreditation.

In addition, we attend to the requests of our patients and clarify their doubts, so that they feel comfortable, confident and relaxed.

Oral Health Candidates

Our oral health service is given to all those people who wish to maintain or recover the health of the structures that make up the oral cavity (with special attention to those of the elderly). The goal is to help the patient and provide the best care by performing treatments to restore the health of the teeth (in cases of cavities, bruxism, etc.), gums, and other preventive and curative procedures (treatment for bad breath due to plaque accumulation and dental calculus, for example). Always hand in hand with the education and instruction of the patient so that he or she can actively participate in the care of his or her mouth.

Oral Health Candidates

Bad Breath

Bad breath is defined as a fetid, unpleasant odour that originates in the oral cavity or may come from the stomach. It is the result of the decomposition of food by bacteria combined with compounds from saliva and products of cell metabolism. In general, it is associated with poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, poorly adapted dentures, etc.


Mouthguards are devices made of acrylic or plastic materials (rigid ones are the most recommended), which adapt to the shape of the teeth in an arch and partially cover them. They are placed between the upper and lower arches. Their aim is to avoid direct contact between the dental tissue (enamel/dentine) of the upper or lower teeth.

Ageing and Dental Health

Dental health in the elderly is of utmost importance, since as an individual age his or her dental tissues become weaker, making them more susceptible to damage from bacterial acids. Also, there may be a degeneration of the ligament that supports the teeth that if accompanied by periodontal disease can lead to mobility and in more severe cases tooth loss. Likewise, the use of poorly adapted prostheses can serve as a reservoir of microorganisms and dental plaque, increasing the risk of suffering from cavities. Regressive changes in the salivary glands can also compromise the quality and quantity of saliva. For this reason, good oral health in the elderly ensures that the functioning of the stomatognathic system is compromised as little as possible.

Oral Health Benefits

Relieves Bad Breath

By instructing the patient how to achieve good oral hygiene accompanied by the correct brushing technique, bad breath can be reduced. But this must be accompanied by the elimination of the factors that cause it, so a deep periodontal cleaning must be done to eliminate local irritants. The teeth that present cavities should be restored since these are areas of accumulation of food and bacteria, the infection that this generates produces bad breath, among others. These treatments, apart from restoring oral health (which in itself is very important), also restore people's confidence and security.

Prevents Exacerbation of Teeth

The use of mouthguards prevents the exacerbation of tooth tissue loss or wear from clenching or grinding. It also stabilizes the contacts between the teeth of the upper and lower arches, helps to decrease the tension in the masticatory muscles and distributes the masticatory forces uniformly, avoiding the overloading of the elements that make up the temporomandibular joint.

Positive Effects on the Elderly

Frequent visits to the dentist's office to treat a dental condition and slow down its progress has a positive effect on the quality of life of elderly people since it allows aspects such as chewing and phonation to be carried out without major inconveniences.

Why Deal With Us

In Coquitlam Dental Group we have the best staff of dental care for the elderly and for those who suffer from conditions such as bad breath or bruxism, as we are formed by a team of highly accredited specialists. In addition, we provide our patients with updated treatments and high technology instruments and equipment. Our priority is the welfare and comfort of the patient as well as meet their expectations and needs.

Final Words

It's no secret that having good oral health largely guarantees a good quality of life. It is important, especially in advanced ages, to be able to properly perform functions of the stomatognathic system such as the grinding of food. Dental enamel is an extremely important tissue due to its hardness, but even so, there are elements that gradually deteriorate it, such as the clenching or friction of the teeth, in these cases, it is necessary to use a mouth guard to stop the loss of this tissue. On the other hand, bad breath is a condition that affects (and makes many people feel uncomfortable), it has various origins, but usually is the result of the accumulation of decomposing food, bacteria and dental plaque, which through a good brushing technique and a deep cleaning with the dentist are removed.

You can book your appointment now at https://coquitlamdentalgroup.ca/. You can also reach us at Phone: (604) 931-3133, Email: info@coquitlamdentalgroup.ca or you can find our office at 655 North Rd #101, Coquitlam, BC V3J 1P5, Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Should I Clean the Prosthesis?

It is recommended to brush the dentures with a special denture brush and neutral soap or toothpaste specially formulated for this type of denture. All areas should be cleaned as if you were brushing your natural teeth, including the areas that correspond to the gums and palate. You can also use effervescent cleaning tablets. Ideally, this cleaning should be done after every meal, in order to remove any food that may later accumulate and cause tooth odour. It is very important not to forget to remove the prosthesis before sleeping and to keep it in its case.

How to Clean My Mouthguard?

As with removable dentures, mouth guards should be cleaned with a brush (different from the one used to brush teeth) and neutral soap, using sweeping movements as if they were natural teeth. Before storing them in their case, they must be dried properly to avoid the proliferation of microorganisms and the development of bad smells. The case should also be washed periodically to remove dust particles that, although it remains closed, always manage to enter.

What is the Best Mouthguard?

The mouth guards can be made of acrylic or plastic materials. It is recommended to use rigid (acrylic) mouth guards over soft ones since there are studies suggesting that the latter aggravate the condition and produce more bruxism. Although the dentist has the last word, he/she will decide the most appropriate splint for each patient and condition.

What Oral Diseases Often Affect Older People?

In these patients, special attention must be paid to the appearance of ulcerative lesions in the oral cavity, as the risk of developing cancer increases with age. Also, due to the intake of certain drugs to treat hypertension and the degeneration of the salivary glands, there may be a decrease in the amount of saliva secreted. This is a risk factor for the development of dental caries since saliva has an acid-buffering property.

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