Routine oral examinations and hygiene cleanings at Cloverdale Dental Group in Etobicoke can help you prevent any dental issues and keep your smile healthy.
Ideally twice a year, you'll visit your dentist to give them the opportunity to identify any oral health issues that may be emerging and create a plan to treat them accordingly.
During your exam, your dentist will check the health of your teeth, jaw, bite and gums. Exams may also encompass dental x-rays, an oral cancer screening and other diagnostic procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer can impact any part of your mouth or surrounding tissues. The oral cancer screening is an important part of a dental exam. Your dentist will check your face, tongue, lips, neck, tissues, throat and gums for any signs or symptoms of oral cancer, which can be difficult to detect with the naked eye.
Oral Health Care at Home
Keep your smile healthy between dental appointments. Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss at least once per day to keep your mouth in great shape.
The deep cleaning is an essential part of your appointment, and your dentist hygienist can complete this before or after your exam to prevent and treat disease.
To start, they will remove any plaque buildup or tartar with a scaler, then use a polisher topped with coarse toothpaste to remove any remaining stains or plaque. This will be followed with a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums.
Your dentist may also recommend a fluoride treatment if you or your child are identified as being at high risk for tooth decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse tooth decay.