Daily brushing and flossing are your best line of defence against tooth decay and gum disease. Good oral hygiene habits keep your teeth clean and free from food particles and plaque, so harmful bacteria can’t spread and cause decay.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Regular professional cleaning and dental examinations are also vital to a healthy smile. Professional cleaning removes tartar, an extremely hard substance that builds up on your teeth and which can cause decay and gum disease. Tartar needs to be removed by a trained hygienist.
Our hygienist will also clean and polish your teeth to remove any hidden plaque and stains from your teeth.
During your hygiene appointment Dr. Bhogal will also examine your mouth for signs of decay and gum disease. He may use X-rays and other diagnostic equipment to help detect early signs of cavities or hidden injuries.
Oral Cancer Screening
Dr. Bhogal and your hygienist will also examine your mouth, head and neck for early signs of oral cancer. This deadly cancer strikes thousands of Canadians every year, but it can often be treated if it is detected early.
When was your last professional teeth cleaning? Call us today to book a preventative dentistry appointment.