With regular oral examinations and hygiene cleanings at Acadian Smiles in Meteghan, you can help prevent any dental issues, which allows you to keep your smile healthy.
Oral Examinations in Meteghan
Regular oral exams, ideally twice a year, allow your dentist to identify any oral health issues and make a plan to treat them accordingly.
During your exam, your dentist will take a close look at the health of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite. Exams may also include dental X-rays, an oral cancer screening and other diagnostic procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening in Meteghan
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues. During your exam, your dentist will check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer that are difficult to detect with the naked eye.
Oral Health Care at Home
Between dental appointments, it's a good idea to keep your smile healthy by brushing your teeth twice a day — for two minutes each time — and flossing at least once every day.
Hygiene Cleaning in Meteghan
Either before or after your exam, the dental hygienist will do a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums to help prevent and treat disease.
They'll start by removing any tartar and plaque buildup with a scaler. After that, they'll use a polisher and coarse toothpaste to remove any remaining stains or plaque. Finally, they'll floss your teeth and gums thoroughly.
Fluoride Treatment in Meteghan
Your dentist may also recommend fluoride treatment if you or your child is at high risk of tooth decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel in order to prevent — or even reverse — tooth decay.