Why Do I Need Regular Dental Check-ups?

Why Do I Need Regular Dental Check-ups?

The key to a great smile and a healthy mouth is maintaining optimal dental hygiene standards, which includes regular dental check-ups. Though Dr. Peter Yao and his professional staff at Rossland Landing Dental Care of Ajax provide a number of cosmetic and restorative Dental Services, they always recommend prevention as the best way to obtain a beautiful smile and optimal oral health. The best prevention of oral health concern such as tooth decay or gum disease is practicing good oral health habits at home such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily along with visiting your dentist regularly for dental checkups. Preventive steps like regular Dental check-ups Ajax can provide early detection of potentially serious oral and dental health concerns, including oral cancer.

What can I expect during a dental check-up?

Routine Dental exams begin with your dentist or hygienist examining your mouth and gums for signs of issues such as tooth decay or gum disease. Your dentist will review both your oral and overall history, as well as inquire about your family health history.This will help your dentist determine if any additional risk screenings need to be performed. You may also undergo an x-ray to find any hidden issues.. Then, a professional deep cleaning is performed by your dentist or hygienist to remove plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gum lines. If the beginning stages of gum disease are detected, an even deeper cleaning known as root planing and scaling maybe performed in addition to the regular dental cleaning.

If you can’t remember the last time you visited the dentist for a dental check-up, it’s definitely time for an appointment. Dr. Peter Yao is board-certified by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons and currently treating patients at Rossland Landing Dental Care alongside his professional staff. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment today.