It’s time to book your dental hygiene appointment….Here are some important facts:
Keeping your dental hygiene up to date is an important part of your overall health. Not only is your oral health an important part of your appearance and sense of well-being, it can detect cavities and gum disease which may contribute to many serious conditions, such as diabetes and respiratory diseases. Studies are also currently examining whether there is a link between poor oral health and heart disease and between poor oral health and women delivering pre-term, low birth weight babies.
Maintaining good oral health includes keeping teeth free from cavities and preventing gum disease. Poor oral health has been linked to sleeping problems, as well as behavioural and developmental problems in children. Poor oral health can also affect your ability to chew and digest food properly.
Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums, which may also affect the bone supporting the teeth. Plaque is a sticky colourless film of bacteria that constantly builds up, thickens and hardens on the teeth. If it is not removed this plaque can harden into tartar and may contribute to infections in the gums.
I’m very happy with the exam, cleaning and all the advice. I can smile again! very professional and nice, relaxed atmosphere. thank you so much!
April 28, 2017 was the date of our final draw for a Sonicare Easyclean Electric Toothbrush. Congratulations to Bill E. We hope you enjoy your new toothbrush.
I had an appointment with Catherine at Harbour City Dental Hygiene. She was very friendly and professional throughout the appointment. She did an amazing job cleaning my teeth and took the time to answer my questions as well as volunteer recommendations. I Strongly recommend Harbour City Dental Hygiene.
Both the receptionist and Catherine were very friendly and helpful. Catherine did a good job of cleaning my teeth and was very gentle.
Participating in the Gift from the Heart makes me happy to be able to have clean teeth before our baby arrives in a few weeks. Very helpful & friendly staff. Clean & homey ambiance. Not a scary place.
I’ve been needing to have my teeth cleaned for a long time and haven’t been able to afford it. It’s very nice to have someone volunteer their time and skills to do this.
This means I can participate in a great program that will benefit my dental hygiene & confidence. I feel grateful to be accepted and get a service that I’ve been needing for quite some time. Very friendly people and cozy atmosphere.
This is a GIFT and a big one for me. Throughout my life I have needed gifts in one form or another over & over again just to manage life. Thank you for this one.! Excellent hygienist & receptionist. Very friendly and nice.
Awesome..! As a heart patient myself, I know how important oral health is but finances for a senior on a government pension make regular hygiene appointments very difficult. Thank you so much..! Very friendly & professional.
I am very grateful for this opportunity to have clean teeth. I’m aware of how important good oral hygiene is for good health. Many thanks to Catherine & Melissa for volunteering your time and Heather for offering her practice.
On March 31-2017 we had our first of 3 draws for a FREE Sonicare Easy Clean Electric Toothbrush. I am happy to say the winner of the first draw was Jack E. Congratulations Jack and we hope you enjoy your new electric toothbrush.
Gift from the Heart day (Saturday, April 8th) was a big success at Harbour City Dental Hygiene. Thanks to Catherine Watt, RDH & Melissa Moir (DH student) for their compassion and hard work in giving back to the community. They were able to help some of the people in the community who need it most with the No Cost dental hygiene day. Watch for testimonials and pictures coming soon.
Harbour City Dental Hygiene will be participating in Gift From the Heart this year. Saturday, April 8th from 9am – 4pm. This is a day of NO COST dental hygiene provided to those in our community who need it most. Please call for an appointment as the spaces will book up quickly.
On February 18-2017 Heather was presented with the Barbara J. Heisterman Award at the BCDHA Annual General Meeting. Here is a picture of the award she received. Certainly well deserved Heather and congratulations again…
Great service and personable advice for dental hygiene. Highly recommended.
Best cleaning I’ve ever had. And they are super gentle and nice
I would Rate Appointment as a 10/10 and so therefore would highly recommend you. I found both staff members Lynn, and Christine to be very friendly, most welcoming, and personable which is quite important to me.
Christine was most informative during the process of her working on my teeth. The ambience of your office being a heritage building is lovely. I thoroughly appreciated the experience of coming to your clean, quiet, non frenetic and professional environment. I also really enjoyed the great selection of herbal teas that we could help ourselves to…which only added to the relaxed atmosphere. Looking forward to my next appointment. Need I say more!!!
I found both the staff (and lovely heritage building) to be most welcoming. A very relaxed, friendly atmosphere and Christine did a great job of cleaning my teeth. Thank you…
Chrysoula & Kevin V.
Had a great experience during my cleaning, Very professional, relaxed atmosphere and had some good laughs. My mouth feels sparkly clean and learned a lot of helpful tips to continuing improvement in Oral Hygiene. Thank you Christine, most pleasant cleaning I have been a part of. Jesse D.
A thoroughly professional and pleasant experience. I’ll return. Thanks much.
I have never had a better experience. I really didn’t think Lindsey could get the staining off my teeth. They were Really bad. Not only do they look better now than ever… There was no scraping!! She used a different technique and a sprayer with salt and baking soda which is way less abrasive and worked so much better! She has excellent ‘bed side manner?’ and we had nice chat about stuff. So nice. Always making sure I was ok with everything and asking if I needed a rinse or anything. When she showed me my teeth I just about cried and wanted to hug her. The other way with the scraping always left my teeth with tiny ridges I could feel with my tongue. And never got everything off. My teeth feel the smoothest ever today. And they’re clean! Stains I had for years and I thought were cavities actually. I can’t rave about this service enough though I don’t think I’m allowed that many words lol. I’m amazed. Was treated promptly and professionally and just plain nicely! Didn’t get the name of the lady at the desk but she was really nice too. I will recommend Lindsey and this company to everyone I know. I’m moving away but when I come back to visit I hope Lindsey still works there. I will be returning. Seriously. Best ever. Rave rave rave. Go see them. You won’t be disappointed. Oh and it wasn’t even expensive!! So worth it. It’s your mouth. Your smile means so much. I can smile again without hiding my teeth. My confidence has shot up so high. I’d pay twice their price just to feel and look like I do today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I was referred to Harbour City Dental Hygiene for my dental cleaning. All I can say is…I had fun. The Hygienist was great and everything went smoothly. I would refer all my family & friends. Thanks for the great experience.
Really nice approach, very nice people and really good cleaning. It was very properly done. Everything was perfect. I would most definitely refer my family & friends – 100% yes…
During the past 6 years Harbour City Dental Hygiene has impressed me by their friendly & professional service.
Prior to discovering this company I’d assumed my teeth & gums we’re fated to hurt during and after each cleaning. However, ever since my first appointment at Harbour City Dental Hygiene I have found no dental pains at all. No painful experiences during or after these cleanings has made it much more easy for me to keeping my regular appointments booked. My teeth & gums feel great long after each session.
I highly recommend them & even look forward to my own next visit.
I was very pleased with the cleaning I received from Lindsey. It was the best cleaning I have ever had. Thank you.
Dear harbour city dental hygiene,
Thank you for the gratuitous teeth cleaning my mouth feels wonderful!
Lindsey is an exceptional dental hygienist.
Thank you for having the “Gift From the Heart” Program to help people in need. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. This is what our community needs, more people giving back. Not just one day, but every day of the year.
A Nanaimo Citizen
No Cost Dental Hygiene Care for those in need.
Lindsey Giffen, RDH
Lindsey Giffen, Julie Arnold, Karlie Hubick
Kaydee Heidema, Lindsay Orr, Lindsey Giffen
Lindsey Giffen, Monique Hendricks, Miles Hong, Julie Arnold, Karli Hubick
Kaydee Heidema, Lindsay Orr, Lindsey Giffen
Kathryn Harrison, Miles Hong, Mandy Hayre
Mandy Hayre, Miles Hong
Lindsey Giffen, Julie Arnold, Karlie Hubick
Learn more about Gift from the Heart! Click here!
I was very thankful for the thorough cleaning and observations made by Lindsey. Thanks to Lindsey and her attention to detail she was able to inform me of a medical issue with my thyroid that required immediate attention. Thank you again…excellent job.
Well true to your award, you have inspired me!
Funny how someone you meet for what seems like a few minutes in life can make such a profound impression! Thank you.
It was really great to see Jonah and your mom; you have a wonderful family.
Mag Grant, RDH
The absolute best cleaning ever! Very gentle and thorough. I recommend Heather to everyone I know as her level of knowledge and expertise is the best on the Island!
2 Cups Multi Purpose Epsom Salt (or sea salt)
1 Gallon Vinegar (pickle juice works, too)
1/4 Cup Dish Soap
Mix well, but don’t shake (bubbles). Spray generously on all parts of the weeds on a warm hot day. Drench the leaves with liquid. This works well for areas in stone or brick patios where you don’t want grass or weeds. Be careful not to spray any treasured plants. Cover nearby plants with newspaper to protect them from overspray.
Don’t need a gallon of it? Reduce the recipe to 2 cups vinegar, 1 tbsp. salt and 1 tbsp soap. The ratio isn’t that important. The vinegar does the killing. The soap strips the protective oils and helps the vinegar stick to the broad leaves, and the salt remains in the soil to prevent regrowth.
Yes, you did a magnificent job to a person who needed a push from a different perspective. And the thought of tea with you was the curveball that brought me in. Thank you so much for all your help, motivation and encouragement. I was able to break thru and make the appointment. You girls are the best and you take care. And today I am smiling, my teeth are so clean! ~ Mark N
You guys are great and thanks again…this is such a beautiful service!
I love this woman. My teeth have never looked or felt better. She is a wizard. So very knowledgeable. So much fun as well.
I will be seeing her every 4 months. Great investment in my smile.
~ Su Grimmer
Harbour City Dental Hygiene celebrated National Dental Hygienists Week™/Oral Health Month by providing custom fitted mouth guards for the spring football program at John Barsby Community School in Nanaimo, BC.
Over 60 students between the ages of 14 and 18 had impressions made by the hygienists from Harbour City Dental Hygiene and volunteers from the VIU Dental Hygiene Program during National Dental Hygienists Week™. The mouth guards were fabricated and ready for the first training camp on April 21st.
The students were eager to learn how the mouth guards protect their teeth, gums and jaws in sports related injuries. They gained an understanding of how important it is to wear their mouth guard during practice and non-competitive play as well as official games.
Nanaimo Bulletin News Article http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/business/202015161.html
On behalf of Altrusa of Nanaimio, I wish to extend our appreciation for the donation of toothpaste & bags to put in our care bags.
Once or twice a year we fill our home-made bags with personal items & deliver same to such organizations as Haven Society, RCMP Victim Services, NRGH & Samaritan House to assist women who may have found it necessary to leave their homes with very little.
As our funding has been reduced, your generous donation helps us continue with this project.