Routine oral examinations and hygiene cleanings at Battlefords Dental Centre can help you prevent oral health issues and keep your smile healthy.
Routine oral exams, ideally twice a year, give your dentist the opportunity to identify any oral health issues and plan to treat them accordingly.
To start your exam, your dentist will look closely at the condition of your teeth, jaw, bite, and gums. X-rays will be taken if necessary, and other diagnostic procedures will be completed as needed.
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a liquid substance dentists use to help prevent tooth cavities from forming, growing or spreading to other teeth.
When applied directly to the surface of your teeth, it can stop cavity development after a cavity has formed, and is often recommended as a safe, painless alternative to traditional cavity drilling procedures.
It can also be used as a preventive measure on healthy teeth.
Deep fissures in children's molars and premolars are often difficult for children to clean with regular brushing.
Dental sealants are thin, clear plastic coatings the dentist may apply to the molars to seal off these fissures, preventing bacteria and plaque from building up inside them.
Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time to keep your smile healthy between dental appointments. Floss at least once a day.
Your dental hygienist will complete a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums to prevent and treat disease. These cleanings can take place before or after your exam.
To start, a scaler will be used to remove any plaque and tartar buildup. Next, a polisher and coarse toothpaste will remove any leftover stains or plaque, followed by a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums.
If you or your child are identified as high risk for tooth decay, your dentist may also suggest using a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild minerals found in your tooth enamel, to prevent or reverse tooth decay.
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