When taking care of our teeth, we often think brushing and flossing are enough. We sometimes overlook the importance of regular dental checkups and cleanings. While it may seem like a hassle to make an appointment and go to the dentist, it is vital to do so to maintain good oral health. Keep reading as I share our family’s Dental Experience at Affinity Dental, Ortigas.
Oral prophylaxis is the medical term for teeth cleaning. It is a simple procedure that involves removing plaque and tartar from our teeth.
Prophylaxis is essential because it helps to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems.
If you have never had oral prophylaxis before, you may wonder what to expect. Don’t worry; I’ll give you an overview of the procedure, our Dental Experience at Affinity Dental, Ortigas, and how this clinic stands out for me.
Our Dental Experience with Affinity Clinic Ortigas
Ms. Crystal, their receptionist, warmly welcomed us. She got the sanitized box containing PPE, pen, and dental forms. After filling out the dental form, she assisted me in wearing my PPE and guided me to my treatment suite. She also showed me around and briefly talked about their clinic.
Affinity Dental Clinic Ortigas boasts hotel-like interiors with four private and spacious treatment suites. It is also equipped with the latest state-of-the-art digital X-Rays and dental equipment.
When Dr. Reginald Gallardo arrived, I was already sitting on the dental chair and had gargled the mouthwash. He greeted me and asked about my concern. Before we started with oral prophylaxis, they played Audrey’s favorite YouTube video to keep her entertained.
Dr. Reginald then reclined the dental chair, and the procedure began. He used ultrasonic–powered scalers to remove the plaque and tartar. I felt mild tickling vibrations as the scaler gently removed the plaque and tartar while spraying a cool water mist.
After the cleaning, Dr. Reginald asked me to gargle. He then polished my teeth with fluoride. He also reminded me to brush and floss my teeth.
As a preventive measure, he recommends having Oral Prophylaxis at least twice a year. He also mentioned that I have two teeth that need dental fillings. He has marked these teeth and added them to my dental records.
On the other hand, Dee is also undergoing the same procedure in another treatment suite with Dra. Christine Nimedes. He said that this was one of his best dental cleaning experiences.
By the way, we used to take oral prophylaxis every year. We don’t have family dentists; we just choose whoever is available from the HMO list of affiliated dental clinics. We felt that the dentists rushed the treatment, and we were charged extra for the fluoride application. He can’t help but compare.
Our dental experience with Affinity Clinic, Ortigas, was delightful from the beginning until the end.
Dr. Reginald and Dra. Christine are gentle, caring, and professional. They took time to explain the procedure and gave valuable dental advice.
Meanwhile, Audrey was supposed to have her first dental checkup. However, she was anxious. Crystal attempted to get her trust by enticing her with toys, but Audrey stood by her decision. We didn’t push any further but just showed her our dental experience at Affinity Clinic. Our goal is to make her more familiar with the dental process in a fun way. I guess her first dental experience will be for the next blog.
Affinity Dental Clinics offers beautiful and state-of-the-art dental centers. Their Pasig branch is conveniently located at the new East Wing of Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons in Ortigas.
The clinic is a center for dental excellence that provides multi-specialty services from basic dental procedures to dental specialties such as cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, root canal treatments, orthodontic braces and Invisalign, prosthodontics, oral surgeries, and dental implants.
(All Branches except Pasig) Tuesdays to Sundays 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
(Pasig Branch) Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00 am to 7:00 pm