What happens at your dental visit?
There are 2 parts to a regular dental visit – check-up, or examination and the cleaning, or oral prophylaxis.
At the dental check up your dental professional will check for cavities. X-rays might be taken to detect cavities between your teeth. The exam will also include a check for plaque and tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria. If it is not removed, it can harden and become tartar. You cannot remove tartar with brushing and flossing. If plaque and tartar build-up on your teeth, they can cause oral diseases.
Next, your gums will be checked. This will be done with a special tool to measure the depth of the spaces between your teeth and gums. With healthy gums, the spaces are shallow. When people have gum disease, the spaces may become deeper.
The check-up also include a careful examination of your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck. This is to look for any signs of trouble – swelling, redness, or possible signs of cancer.
Your teeth will also be cleaned at your visit. Brushing and flossing help clean the plaque from your teeth, but you can’t remove tartar at home. During the cleaning, your dental professional will use special tools to remove tartar. This is called scaling
Scaling removes plaque and tartar
After your teeth are scaled, they may be polished. In most cases, a gritty paste is used for this. It helps to remove any surface stains on your teeth. The final step is flossing. Your dental professional will use floss to make sure the areas between your teeth are clean.
What To Expect From Us?
With every dental hygiene assessment we conduct, our dentists will:
- Evaluate your overall health and oral hygiene
- Evaluate tooth decay, root decay, gum or bone disease
- Evaluate tooth restoration or tooth replacement needs
- Remove any plaque, stains, or deposits on teeth
- Proper oral cleaning for your teeth or dentures
- Conduct X-rays for other diagnostic procedures
- Provide tips to ensure better dental hygiene
If you have not got your dental checkup done recently or lately, be sure to call us now. At our both Dentistry in Brampton, our qualified dentists conduct regular checkups and monthly appointments for patients of all ages.
Coral Dentistry- (905)-794-6777
Copper Ridge Dentistry- (905)-451-7777