Preventive Dental Hygiene in Kanata
Regularly scheduled oral exams and hygiene cleanings at Hazeldean Dental Group may help you to prevent any dental issues that may arise and keep your smile healthy.
Routine oral exams and cleanings, scheduled about once every 6 months, give your dentist the chance to identify any oral health issues and make a treatment plan accordingly.
During your routine exam, your dentist will take a close look at the health of your teeth, jaw, gums and bite. These exams may also include dental X-rays, oral cancer screenings and many other diagnostic procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues. During your exam, your dentist will check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer which are difficult to detect with the naked eye.
Oral Health Care at Home
In order to keep your smile healthy between dental appointments, make sure you brush your teeth twice per day for two minutes at a time. Floss at least once every day as well.
Dental Hygiene Cleaning
Before or after your exam, your dental hygienist will perform a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums to prevent and treat disease.
To start, your dental hygienist will use a scaler to remove any plaque or tartar that has built up. Next, they will use a polisher and coarse toothpaste to remove any leftover stains from the plaque. This is followed by a thorough flossing of your teeth and your gums.
If you or your child has a high risk of tooth decay, your dentist may also recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse tooth decay.
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