Under our preventive care service, we conduct a routine examination to detect and treat potential problems that may impact negatively on your dental well-being and smile. These include dental exams/x-ray, dental cleaning, addressing bad breath and teeth grinding, preventing tooth decay using sealants and fluorides.
Dental Exams / X-ray
Your oral health is connected with your general health. Dental care check-ups can alert the dentist to other medical conditions that have symptoms in the mouth such as diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, and hormonal irregularities. Regular dental care visits are vital to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions affecting your mouth.
A comprehensive dental exam will be conducted at your initial dental visit. This includes checking your jaw joints, radiographs to check for cavities, and an examination of your entire mouth and surrounding soft tissues, checking for precancerous or cancerous lesions, oral sores, and gum disease. We will also examine any existing fillings, crowns and other current restorations.
Dental x-rays are a great preventive, diagnostic tool that provides important information not visible during a routine dental exam. Our dental team will utilize this important information to safely and accurately detect any dental abnormalities and then create an accurate treatment plan.
Consists in the removal of plaque and calculus from the teeth leaving behind a bright and polished smile.
Addressing bad breath
Bad breath, also known as Halitosis, is a symptom in which unpleasant breath odour is present. This is generally due to bacteria present in the mouth or due to disorders in the nose, sinus, digestive system, liver, kidney and lungs. We will address this and advise the patient on how to avoid bad breath through brushing, flossing, using mouth wash.
Addressing teeth grinding
Bruxism is excessive teeth grinding and jaw clenching which generally occurs during sleep. It generally destroys the enamel, diminution of the length of the teeth, dental and muscular pain, dental fracture and tooth mobility.
Consist in the rehabilitation of the teeth and wearing of night gear.
Preventing tooth decay using sealants and fluoride
Sealants are a very efficient and successful method for preventing decay on the biting surfaces of teeth. They are primarily placed on the permanent molars as they erupt in a child’s mouth. The sealants are maintained throughout childhood and can last well into adulthood. Sealants are made of a flowable resin that is applied to the deep pits and fissures of teeth protecting them from harmful acids and plaque build-up commonly found in the mouth. The application of sealants is a simple procedure requiring a short appointment and are proven to be effective in preventing decay in children.
We will suggest routine fluoride treatment for your teeth. It’s a simple and quick process and can be done during your routine exam. No extra appointment is necessary. Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay and is applied to your teeth. This strengthens the enamel and root surfaces, so your smile will remain strong.
*Many children can be cavity-free due to the benefits of sealants and routine fluoride treatments.