Regular dental exams and consistent daily habits are very important in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. The purpose of preventive treatments and cleanings are to help maintain a healthy, self-confident smile, and avoid serious and costly dental procedures. At Kitchener Dental, we are dedicated to helping people of all ages achieve optimal oral health through education, regular dental exams, and cleanings.
Improving Your Oral Health
When you visit us for dental cleaning and prevention treatment, we will examine your teeth thoroughly and usually take a full set of x-rays. Examinations and x-rays allow us to see precisely what is going on inside your gums and jaw bone. A comprehensive dental exam and regular check-up may include the following:
- Examination and diagnostics of x-rays
- Gum Disease Evaluation
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Examination of Tooth Surfaces for Decay
- Examination of Existing Restorations
A professional cleaning or dental prophylaxis will also need to be done on a regular basis. The cleaning will help remove calculus, or tartar, that has hardened on to the tooth surface. Calculus can form above or below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments. The cleaning will also remove the sticky invisible film that forms on your teeth called plaque. Plaque contains bacteria that can produce toxins that can cause inflammation and lead to periodontal disease. Your teeth will also be polished to remove stains that can be missed during your regular brushing and flossing routine.
Plan for Optimal Oral Health
After your exam is complete, we will evaluate the findings and compile a plan of action. Everyone can benefit from preventive dentistry, especially children. Dental sealants and topical fluoride treatments help prevent decay and allow newly developing adult teeth to come in strong and healthy. With older patients, preventive care and regular cleanings can help you keep your original teeth longer.
Contact Us in Kitchener, ON Today
With effective dental hygiene at home and regular dental visits, you can greatly reduce your risk of getting cavities or developing gingivitis and other dental problems. Maintaining optimal oral health can reduce your risk of secondary health problems such as diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, respiratory disease, and cancer. The doctors and staff at Kitchener Dental are dedicated to helping you maintain your oral health with regular hygiene treatments and exams. The results are a healthy, confident smile and better overall health that is well worth the effort. Call us today to schedule a comprehensive evaluation and start your preventive dental routine for better health.