To maintain optimal oral health it is important to keep up with routine visits to Great Smile Family Dental. Regularly scheduled dental exams and cleanings help keep your smile clean and healthy. In addition, these visits also help your Edmonton, Alberta, dentist monitor any changes in your mouth. At Great Smile Family Dental, we aim to provide our patients with the best possible dental care to help them keep their natural teeth for life.
At Great Smile Family Dental, we recommend that our patients get professional cleanings and exams twice a year. These appointments are essential because daily brushing and flossing don’t remove all plaque and tartar buildup, especially below the gumline. Left unremoved, this harmful substance will damage your teeth and gums. In fact, plaque bacteria produce mouth acids that wreak havoc on tooth enamel. As a result, a plaque buildup can cause decay, cavities and gum disease. Only your hygienist or dentist in Edmonton, Alberta, can completely remove these substances from all tooth surfaces.
Therefore, regular dental exams in Edmonton, Alberta, should be non-negotiable. Health problems in other parts of the body may present clear symptoms. However, oral health issues often do not demonstrate any signs until the late stages. At the advanced stages, dental problems are more difficult and more expensive to treat. For that reason, your Edmonton, Alberta, dentist takes the time to check your entire mouth for signs of budding concerns. As a result, any developing issues can be detected and addressed early.
During your teeth cleaning appointment, a dental hygienist will use special tools to remove plaque and tartar from all teeth surfaces. Your teeth will also be polished with a gritty toothpaste and flossed thoroughly. At this visit, following the cleaning, some patients also receive a fluoride treatment or dental sealants for added cavity-fighting protection.
Your dentist at Great Smile Family Dental will check the gums and every tooth surface for signs of decay or damage. A periodontal exam is also included to inspect gum health and to detect signs of disease. An oral cancer screening will also be performed during this exam. Also, traditional or digital x-rays are usually taken on a yearly basis.