Regular oral examinations and hygiene cleanings at Foxcreek Dental in Oakville can help you prevent dental issues from developing and keep your smile healthy.
Twice yearly oral exams give your dentist the opportunity to identify any oral health issues and make a plan to treat them before they become more serious.
During your exam, your dentist will take a close look at the condition of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite to identify any developing issues. Exams may also include dental x-rays, an oral cancer screening and other diagnostic procedures if required.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues and can be difficult to detect with the naked eye. During your exam, your dentist will closely examine your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
Oral Health Care at Home
To keep your smile healthy between dental appointments, it is essential to brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day for two minutes, and floss at least once daily.
When you visit Foxcreek Dental for a dental cleaning your hygienist will perform a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums to help prevent and treat oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum disease.
To begin, your hygienist will use a scaler to remove any tartar and plaque build-up. Next a polisher and coarse toothpaste will be used to remove any leftover stains or plaque, followed by a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums.
If you or you child are at high risk of developing tooth decay, your dentist may also recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral which can be applied to help rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel, preventing or reversing tooth decay.