Routine dental exams and cleanings at Access Dental in Grande Prairie can help prevent dental problems and keep your smile healthy.
Your routine oral exams give your dentist the opportunity to assess your dental health, identify any developing issues, and make a plan to treat them accordingly.
During your exam, your dentist will. thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, jaw and bite. The exam may also include dental x-rays, an oral cancer screening and other diagnostic procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer can affect any part of your oral cavity. During your routine dental exam, your dentist will check your face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, and gums for any signs of oral cancer with the help of a VELscope oral cancer screening device.
Oral Health Care at Home
To keep your teeth and gums healthy between dental appointments, be sure to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss at least once daily.
During your routine exam appointment, your dental hygienist will perform a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums to prevent and treat oral disease.
They will start by removing any tartar and plaque build-up using a scaling tool. Next, they will use a polisher and coarse toothpaste to remove leftover stains or plaque, and perform a professional flossing of your teeth and gums.
For those at a higher risk of tooth decay, the dentist may also recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse tooth decay.