Examination and Cleaning – Preventive Dentistry
Oral health prevention is essential
The periodic dental examination is very important and aims to prevent certain conditions that may appear during your lifetime and become critical for your oral health.
Even if you practice excellent oral hygiene, nothing can replace a professional cleaning and hygiene instruction by one of our excellent dental hygienists.
During the examination, the dentist ensures that there are no cavities, check the gums health as well as any signs of infection, evaluates the condition of the fillings already present in the mouth as well as the articulation of the jaw, the soft tissues such as the throat, the tongue, the lips, the cheeks in order to highlight or exclude the presence of pathology cancer of the mouth. Finally, depending on the needs and expectations, the dentist can propose solutions to improve the aesthetics of the smile while focusing on the patient’s priorities, interests and oral health.
A summary of the actions taken during routine visits
It is very important not to neglect regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist. In fact, this is the only way to ensure that your teeth and other tissues in your mouth are healthy as well as benefiting from professional cleaning. There is a misconception that you don’t need to see the dentist if you don’t notice an abnormal sign or symptom, which couldn’t be farther from the truth.
In fact, here is everything the dental team does during your routine visits in order to ensure stable oral health.
Professional cleaning :this removes accumulations of dental plaque and tartar. Professional cleaning is important to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
A complete dental exam :As we mentioned, all oral tissues are examined by the dentist. They look for the presence of pathologies that can evolve rapidly.
Checking fillings and restorations :the examination also verifies the good condition of dental fillings and restorations that are already in place. Indeed, since they have a lifespan that is limited, they sometimes have to be repaired or replaced.
Cancer screening :Unfortunately, oral cancer is often asymptomatic in its early stages of development. Nevertheless, your dentist has the qualifications to identify the early signs and to refer you to a specialist in case of need for in-depth testing.
Hygiene advice tailored to your needs :Your dental hygienist can, depending on your condition and your habits, offer you personalized advice to improve your daily hygiene routine.
How Often Should Routine Visits be Scheduled?
Generally, routine visits should be made every 6 to 12 months. Your dentist or dental hygienist will be able to recommend the best frequency for you based on several factors: your condition, any oral problems you have had in the past, your lifestyle (smoking, consumption of alcohol, etc.) and your diligence in daily hygiene.
If your last visit was more than 6 months ago, contact our team to schedule a routine visit with your dentist, this will allow you to benefit from a professional cleaning and examination!