Why are dental exams and cleanings important?
Regular dental exams with cleanings and following a good daily oral health care routine are both important parts of preventive dental hygiene. These practices can help you prevent any dental issues and keep your smile healthy.Book An Appointment
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- Bay Adelaide Dental, Toronto
- Brookfield Place Dental, Toronto
- College Park Dental, Toronto
- King-York Dental, Toronto
- Richmond-Adelaide Dental, Toronto
- Hatamian Dentistry, Toronto
- Square One, Mississauga
- Pine Ridge Dental, Scarborough
- Sterling Dental, Scarborough
- Fairview Park Dental, Kitchener
- The Boardwalk Dental, Waterloo
- Masonville Place, London
- Kilborn Dental, Ottawa
Regular examinations at your dental office give your dentist the opportunity to identify any dental health issues and make a plan to treat them.
During the exam, your dentist will take a close look at your teeth, gums and bite. Exams may also include digital x-rays, digital impressions, oral cancer screenings, and other procedures as needed.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a cancer that can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues, including lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, palate, sinuses and throat.
Using a handheld oral screening device, our dentists can identify abnormalities like cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions which are difficult to detect with the naked eye.
Before or after your exam, your dental hygienist will perform a deep cleaning of your smile.
They will begin by using a scaler to remove any tartar and plaque build-up in your mouth. Then they will use an electric polisher and coarse toothpaste to remove any remaining stains or plaque, followed by a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums.
Your hygienist will also give you tips on how to take good care of your teeth at home.
Professional Fluoride Treatment
Your cleaning may also include a fluoride treatment. Fluoride, a natural mineral, helps to rebuild the minerals in the enamel of your teeth to prevent or reverse tooth decay.
At Toothworks Dental Clinics, we provide fluoride treatment for adults and children who have a high risk of tooth decay to help strengthen tooth enamel and prevent decay.