Regular oral examinations and hygiene cleanings at Redwood Dental Centre in Winnipeg are preventive dental care that help to keep your smile looking healthy.
Oral Examinations in Winnipeg
Routine oral examinations allow our Winnipeg dentists to exam your mouth for any emerging oral health concerns and create a plan to treat them accordingly. Ideally, you should schedule two oral exams a year.
During your exam, your dentist will take a close look at the health of your teeth, gums, jaw, and bite. Exams may also include dental x-rays, an oral cancer screening, and other diagnostic procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening in Winnipeg
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues. During your exam, your dentist will check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer which are difficult to detect with the naked eye.
Oral Health Care at Home
In between dental appointments, you should brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and floss at least once a day to keep your smile healthy.
Hygiene Cleaning in Winnipeg
As part of your preventive dental care, before or after your oral exam a dental hygienist will perform a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums to prevent and treat disease.
To begin, they will use a scaler to remove any tartar and plaque build-up. Next, they will use a polisher and coarse toothpaste to remove any leftover stains or plaque, followed by a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums.
Fluoride Treatment in Winnipeg
Your dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment if you or your child is at high risk for tooth decay. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse tooth decay.