The adage ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’ is the absolute truth in dentistry. Regular dental exams can help prevent serious dental problems.
Most healthy patients benefit from a preventative dental visit every six months. These visits focus on disease prevention and oral hygiene, reducing the need for more complex treatments later on.
During your preventative appointment, we complete many services:
Preventative dental care is essential to maintaining a healthy smile. During these visits, we will complete a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and other orofacial structures. Our dentists will inspect the health of your teeth and the integrity of existing dental work.
If X-rays are necessary, we will take them at this time. Digital X-rays use reduced radiation levels and allow us to pinpoint areas of concern before they are visible clinically.
A thorough soft tissue examination will detect changes in the soft tissue lining of the mouth, cheeks, floor of the mouth and tongue. Early diagnosis of precancerous and abnormal tissues is essential for effective treatment, as most oral cancers do not cause symptoms until they have progressed.
We also perform a periodontal screening to check your gums for any sign of disease. It is important to detect gum detachment in its earliest stages to achieve the best results, as periodontal disease is the #1 cause of tooth loss.
leaning your teeth above and below the gumlines eliminates plaque buildup, tartar and stains. Having your teeth regularly cleaned helps to prevent periodontal (gum) disease that can cause major dental problems, including loss of teeth. We will also review oral hygiene methods with you that will keep your teeth stronger, longer.
One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. At Waverley Park Dental Care we have these and many more of your dental needs covered. Contact us today for your next appointment to keep your dental health on track.