Routine oral examinations and hygiene cleanings offered by our Saint-Laurent dentists can help you to prevent dental issues from affecting your smile.
Routine oral examinations, ideally scheduled twice per year, gives your dentist the chance to identify any emerging oral health issues in your mouth and craft a treatment plan accordingly.
In the course of your exam, your dentist will look closely at the health of your teeth, gums, jaws and other oral structures. Exams may also include oral cancer screenings, x-rays and other diagnostic procedures.
Oral cancer is capable of affecting any part of your mouth or surrounding tissues. Throughout your exam, your dentist will check your neck, lips, face, throat, gums and tongue for signs of oral cancer which may be difficult to detect with your naked eye.
In order to keep your smile healthy between your dental appointments, make sure to brush and floss your teeth twice per day.
Either before or after your examination, your dental hygienist will perform a deep clean of your gums and teeth in order to prevent and treat disease.
To start, they will use a scaler to remove any plaque or tartar which have built up. Next, they will use coarse toothpaste and a polisher in order to remove any stains or plaque which are left over. This will be followed by a flossing of your teeth and gums as a final touch.
If you or your child is at high risk of tooth decay, your dentist may also recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural minder which help to rebuild the mineral in the enamel of your teeth in order to reverse or even prevent tooth decay.
Are you searching for a dentist in Saint-Laurent? We are happy to welcome new patients to our dental clinic. Contact us today to book your first appointment.