Cleaning your teeth every day is an excellent way of keeping bad breath, cavities and gum disease at bay. But did you know, even with consistent brushing and flossing, you’re still at risk of developing dental problems? For ultimate protection, we recommend scheduling regular dental exams and cleanings at East Hills Dental Clinic.
Exams and cleanings are core components of preventive dentistry. Our dentists in Calgary, AB recommend exams and cleanings for patients of all ages. These painless procedures could mean the difference between a healthy mouth and a not-so-healthy mouth. If you’re interested in painless dental exams and cleanings in Calgary, AB, please contact East Hills Dental Clinic today.
A dental exam is precisely as it sounds—an evaluation of your dental health. Our dentists near you assess various aspects of your dental health to check for anomalies.
A dental exam focuses on identifying signs of tooth decay, gum disease, bite problems, TMJ issues and other dental challenges. Besides visually inspecting your oral cavity, your dentist also obtains dental x-rays to understand aspects of your dental health hidden from the naked eye.
If everything checks out during your dental exam, the dentist proceeds to the next step of professional teeth cleaning. Professional teeth cleaning may be performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. To clean your teeth, the dental hygienist uses a dental scaler to remove plaque deposits from your teeth. Plaque is a harmful, sticky material produced by oral bacteria. When left to accumulate, plaque attacks the teeth and gums, causing cavities and periodontal disease.
The dental hygienist uses a specialized handpiece to polish the teeth in order to remove plaque and stain from teeth. Giving that nice clean feeling. The dental hygienist also flosses your teeth before applying a fluoride varnish.
Crucial benefits of regular dental exams and cleanings include:
Are you looking for a modern dental office that provides personalized dental exams and cleanings near you? Reach out to East Hills Dental Clinic today to schedule your appointment.