The Importance of Routine Oral Exams
We want to help you keep your smile healthy and happy. Regular oral exams at Cedars Dental provide your dentist with an opportunity to monitor your oral health and spot the earliest signs of developing issues.
We believe in a less-is-more strategy when it comes to dental treatment. Detecting oral health problems early can often mean that treatment is less invasive and less expensive than treating more advanced concerns.
During your examination, your dentist will take a close look at the health of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite. In some cases, dental X-rays and other diagnostic procedures may be recommended in order for our team to get a complete picture of your oral health.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues and can be difficult for patients to detect on their own. During your routine exams, your dentist will check your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
Caring For Your Smile Between Appointments
Your at-home oral hygiene routine plays an essential role in keeping your smile healthy. To help prevent problems from developing between dental appointments, be sure to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss at least once every day.
Professional hygiene cleaning at our Ottawa dental clinic aims to leave your smile looking and feeling its very best, while helping you to prevent tooth decay and maintain optimal oral health.
Your hygienist will begin by using 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. Your cleaning will be finished off with a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums, and a rinse with water or mouthwash to clear away any loose debris.
If you or your child faces an increased risk of tooth decay, your dentist may recommend fluoride treatment. Fluoride, a natural mineral, can help to rebuild your tooth enamel and prevent or reverse tooth decay.