Dental Exam, Checkup & Cleaning in Brampton

Dental Exam, Checkup & Cleaning in Brampton
Dental Exams, Checkups & Teeth Cleanings in Brampton for Families in 2024!

We provide dental exams, checkups, and teeth cleanings in Brampton and nearby areas, leaving your teeth minty-fresh and stain-free! Our professional dental exam, checkup, and teeth cleaning services are available for families, including kids, teens, adults, and seniors. Is it time for your next exam and dental cleaning? 

In Brampton, call 905-791-3867 to book your next appointment. We welcome new patients in 2024!

Are Dental Exams, Checkups & Teeth Cleanings Worth It? 

The short answer is YES. That’s why we suggest annual oral exams, regular checkups, and dental cleanings for you and all family members.

Fact: Most dental insurance plans offer partial or complete coverage for dental cleaning and teeth cleaning procedures.

Moreover, here are seven dental issues that you can prevent with an annual or semi-annual teeth cleaning and examination.

How do dental exams help?

Oral exams, checkups and dental cleanings are the first steps toward overall dental health and hygiene.

When you go for a routine examination, your dentist can help detect and prevent any oral health issues and diseases—before they become an issue.

If it’s your first visit to our clinic, your dentist will start by asking you about your medical history.

Your medical & dental history

Your medical history informs your dentist about factors, such as medications you take or previous injuries, that may affect your oral health. It also helps to determine how often you should have a dental checkup and tooth cleaning.

Your oral health and hygiene depend on how often you should go for a dental examination. Our goal is to catch and prevent issues as early as possible.

Fact: The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends a dental exam & checkup for most people every six months.

What your dentist looks for

Your dentist will conduct a visual exam during your visit, looking for early signs of cavities and damaged or missing or decayed teeth. But they’ll also look for:

Early signs of disease

  • inflammation of the gums (gum disease)
  • early signs of mouth or throat cancer

Clenching and grinding

Catching signs of this during your appointment means it can be treated early.

If you clench or grind your teeth, your dentist can prevent them from causing potential headaches, a sore jaw, or loss of hearing and teeth.

Structure and function

Your dentist will examine:

  • the function of your temporomandibular joint, which joins the jaw to the skull
  • general condition of the bones in your face and jaw
  • position of your teeth (e.g. spacing, bite)

Your neck

Your dentist will examine your neck, feeling the glands and lymph nodes for signs of inflammation, which can point to a cause or condition elsewhere in the body.

X-rays

Your dentist may also take dental X-rays. These images can reveal:

  • cavities under existing fillings
  • fractures
  • impacted wisdom teeth
  • decay under your gum line
  • bone-loss

The post-dental exam treatment plan

Your dentist will share a dental treatment plan if a problem is spotted.

This plan gives you options for further care and preventing worsening symptoms and complications.

You should ask your dentist questions about the exam, diagnosis or treatments should they arise. Speaking of which is a list of common questions patients ask.

Dental Exam, Checkup & Cleaning FAQs

What Does a Dental Cleaning Cost?

Are you curious about the cost of a dental cleaning? On average, dental cleanings cost between $150 and $250 per cleaning. However, the total amount may differ. For instance, one factor deciding how much you pay for a dental cleaning depends on your dental insurance plan and coverage.

How Long Does a Dental Cleaning Take?

Dental Cleaning or Teeth Cleaning treatments usually take 45 – 60 minutes. However, this depends on the amount of work needed. Oftentimes, dental cleanings and dental exams are combined. As a result, dental cleanings can take longer than one hour. Taking this into account will allow you time to complete added paperwork if the need arises.

How Long Can I Eat After Teeth Cleaning?

Suppose your teeth cleaning appointment includes a fluoride treatment or air polishing. In that case, we suggest waiting at least 30 minutes before eating. If a fluoride treatment or air polishing is not part of your teeth cleaning, there is no need to wait to eat. However, we suggest avoiding foods that can cause staining or tooth discoloration for at least 6 hours after a treatment.

Is it Painful to Get Your Teeth Cleaned?

Teeth cleanings should not cause you pain. However, suppose a dental patient experiences discomfort during a cleaning. In that case, it is usually due to existing symptoms such as gum inflammation, tooth decay, and other oral hygiene issues, resulting in increased sensitivity during a patient’s dental cleaning procedure.

Talk to us before your exam and cleaning to inform us of any pre-existing issues. We listen. 

Have you booked your subsequent dental examination, check-up and cleaning?

In Brampton, Call 905-791-3867 or email us to book an appointment online. You’ll be glad you did!

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