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Routine dental exam and dental cleaning

At all ages, it is important to maintain a healthy oral cavity, which entails good dental hygiene habits, and regular check-ups with your dentist. As such, it is highly recommended to visit your dentist, get a dental cleaning and follow the instructions of your dental health professionals.

A dental cleaning for your oral cavity

During your routine dental appointment, the dental professionals will first begin with a thorough dental cleaning at Centre dentaire NP, your dental office in Kirkland (West Island of Montreal). We pay particular attention to plaque, tartar and remove all that is left behind with brushing. When plaque and/or tartar accumulates it can cause dental cavities, gingivitis and/or gum recession. This is why it is very important to remove plaque by brushing and flossing well.

Routine dental exam – not only for checking for cavities!

During your visit, the thorough examination will be done of the dentition and surrounding tissues to help detect any infections or lesions. It is a time to not only diagnose but to help find solutions to treat with your comfort in mind.

Components of a dental examination:

> An evaluation of the dentition: with the help of dental tools and techniques, your dentist will assess the surfaces of each tooth to check for cavities. The dentist will also check to ensure that the fillings, crowns, dental implants and/or dental bridges are still well sealed and in good condition.
> Evaluation of the gingiva: the dentist will check the health of the gums, bone and tissues that hold the teeth in place and check for any periodontal conditions.
> Oral cancer screening: using the Velscope the dentist will check around the oral cavity to ensure that there are no signs of oral cancer.
> Dental radiographs: on a yearly basis (unless otherwise indicated), your dentist will take x-rays to ensure that there are no cavities in between or on the surface of your teeth. These x-rays will also help detect any cysts, tumors, wear of the bone, TMJ, position of roots and teeth etc.

Regular dental examinations are important!

1. To do follow ups with your certified dental professionals

The dentist is the one and only professional that will evaluate your dentition in a meticulous and detailed manner to ensure your oral health.

2. For a healthy oral cavity

In order to diagnose problems as soon as they occur, it is recommended to get dental examinations done in a time frame of 6 to 12 months. These time frames will recommended to you by your dental professionals depending on your oral health.

3. To maintain good oral hygiene habits

During your dental visit, our dental professionals will take the time to educate you on your oral health habits.

4. A healthy mouth at all ages

By visiting your dentist on a regular basis, from a young age to past retirement, you are insuring a healthy mouth, smile and overall health!

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