Regular oral examinations, hygiene cleanings, and oral cancer screenings can help you keep your smile healthy.
Our Preventive Approach to Your Best Smile
Our dentists at dentalhouse in Kingston, Toronto, Belleville, Oakville and Woodbridge take a preventive approach to your dental care. We are your partner in oral health.Request Appointment
Ideally, you'll come to our office for regularly scheduled oral exams twice a year to give your dentist a chance to identify any oral health issues. We will then plan to treat them accordingly.
During your appointment, your dentist will closely inspect the condition of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite. Your exam may also include dental x-rays, an oral cancer screening and other diagnostic procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening
Did you know that oral cancer can impact any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues? Your dentist will examine your face, lips, throat, tissues, gums and tongue for any signs of oral cancer, which can be difficult to detect with the naked eye.
Oral Health Care at Home
Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss at least once per day. This will help to keep your smile healthy between dental appointments.
Your dental hygienist is your partner in preventing and treating disease. Before or after your exam, he or she will complete a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums.
To start, a scaler will be used to remove any plaque and tartar buildup. They will then use a polisher and coarse toothpaste to eliminate any leftover stains or plaque. The cleaning will be finished with a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums.
If you or your child are at high risk of tooth decay, your dentist may also recommend having a fluoride treatment done. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse decay.