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Preventive Dental Hygiene

Regular checkups and hygiene cleanings are an important part of maintaining excellent oral health and preventing issues, like plaque buildup, from developing into tooth decay.

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Preventive Dental Hygiene, Fernie Dentist

Caring for Your Oral Health 

Even with regular brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can buildup on the teeth over time. This leads to oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum disease.

Your dentist will look for early signs of these conditions during your twice-yearly oral exam. If your dentist finds an issue, they can treat it before it becomes more serious. Your dentist may recommend diagnostic procedures such as dental X-rays. Additionally, a dental hygenist may also complete a dental cleaning during your appointment.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer can develop in the mouth and its surrounding tissues. The earlier this disease is detected, the higher our chances are of effectively treating it.

During your exam, your dentist will thoroughly examine your face, neck, throat, lips, gums, and tongue to look for any potential signs of oral cancer.

Maintaining Your Oral Health at Home  

Keep your smile healthy between dental appointments by brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time and flossing at least once a day. This helps to clear away plaque and tartar that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.

Dental Hygiene Cleanings

While daily brushing and flossing are essential for keeping your teeth clean and healthy, they won't remove all of the harmful bacteria that can build up. This is why attending regular dental cleanings is an important step in maintaining your oral health.

During your appointment, your dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums to remove plaque and tartar that can cling to your teeth even after you brush them.

They will then use special tools to eliminate plaque and tartar buildup, remove stains, and polish your teeth. The hygienist will also thoroughly floss your teeth and gums to ensure your mouth is clean, both above and below the gum line.

Fluoride Treatment

Dentists often recommend fluoride treatment for patients who are at high risk of tooth decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild your tooth enamel, which in turn helps prevent tooth decay.

Preventive Dental Hygiene, Fernie Dentist

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