The quality of your dental health has a direct impact on your overall well-being. Good oral care habits at home are very important for keeping your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. In addition to proper brushing and flossing, regular dental cleanings and exams are essential. The general recommendation is for all patients to visit their dentist every six months, or as suggested. Some patients with cavity-prone teeth or other chronic dental issues may need to be seen more often.
You can avoid these problems by keeping up with your routine teeth cleanings and exams. Common problems to avoid are:
During a routine dental checkup, your Richmond Hill dentist will exam your entire oral cavity looking for signs of problems. When it comes to addressing dental complications such as decay, cavities, infections or even disease, detecting, diagnosing and early treatment are an essential part of having the best outcome. Digital x-rays may be included to inspect what is happening behind the scenes.
During a dental cleaning, the hygienist will explore all surfaces of every tooth to detect decay, cavities, and to examine the condition of existing dental work. A periodontal exam will also be performed to ensure there are no deep pockets, gum disease or bone loss.
Next, any plaque and tartar buildup will be removed with special tools. Lastly, the hygienist will floss and polish your teeth, ensuring that they look bright and sparkly. A teeth cleaning is nothing to fear, but if you suffer from dental anxiety, we offer safe and gentle sedation options. Be sure to notify our Richmond Hill dental team when making the appointment so we can be prepared to make you comfortable during your appointment.
Are you ready to book a general exam & cleaning in Richmond Hill? Feel free to contact our office for more information, or book an appointment online with our dentist near you.