Why Get Regular Dental Exams & Dental Cleanings?
Regular dental exams & cleanings help by keeping you and your mouth healthy and clean. In addition, they also help you avoid long-term illness, which is why our dental office believes in and practices preventative dentistry. Here are a few things we look for when you pop in to see us.
1. Plaque and tartar build-up:
If left unattended, plaque and tartar build-up can lead to Gingivitis, the first sign of periodontal disease.
Fact: Seventy percent of Canadians develop gum disease at some point in their lives and do not know about it until there is a serious problem. However, with early enough detection, it is reversible. Learn how to prevent gum disease.
2. Oral Cancer:
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, oral cancer is a treatable condition if detected early. Patients can often mistake oral cancer indicators such as white patches in the mouth, bleeding gums and earaches for less severe issues and neglect to get the proper care. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of oral cancer.
3. Bruxism or teeth-grinding:
This common problem can produce worn or damaged teeth, TMJ, jaw disorders, severe headaches, or even constant clicking in the temporomandibular joints. With early detection and proper supervision, a mouth guard can effectively treat bruxism.
Cavities are small holes in the teeth that are quickly discovered and addressed with a filling. The longer a cavity is left unattended, the bigger it will become, eventually requiring a crown.
5. Dental hygiene-related problems:
Regular cleanings and examinations often reveal dental hygiene-related problems. Frequent check-ups allow the dentist to detect and correct inconsistencies, especially in children developing lifelong oral hygiene habits.
6. Swollen lymph nodes:
Dental exams and cleanings can reveal significant health problems that exist outside the mouth as well. A general dentist will check your lymph nodes and refer you to your primary physician, if necessary, for further treatment.
7. Abnormalities in jaw or bite:
An abnormality in a jaw or bite may indicate TMJ, leading to chronic pain if left untreated. Your dentist can recommend several therapies that can successfully manage this condition.
How much does it cost for an exam and dental cleaning in Brampton?
Our dental office refers to the Ontario Dental Association guide’s recommended pricing fee for dental procedures, including dental cleanings and examinations. However, prior to the start of any treatment, your dentist reviews your medical history and symptoms and does a complete examination of your mouth. Our treatments are patient-specific and individualized, as is your plan of treatment.
Following an examination, your dentist reviews options for treatment with you, providing an estimate and your consent before anything else happens.
In our patients’ best interest and health, we encourage dental examinations every six months. Doing so ensures that we can diagnose, prevent and or treat oral health problems before they become more serious.
Don’t allow oral health issues to affect you by leaving them untreated. To learn more, contact us directly with your questions by calling 905-791-3867 or schedule an appointment online. We are happy to answer any and all of your questions.
We are located in the Bestgate Professional Centre at 121-40 Finchgate Blvd, Suite 121, Brampton, ON L6T 3J1