Professional Dental Exams and Cleanings for a Healthy, Confident Smile
Want a dazzling smile in Surrey, British Columbia? The foundation of any attractive smile is built on a healthy smile. Beautiful teeth have to be supported by healthy gums. Similarly, the enamel that protects the teeth must be in great shape.
But what does it take to keep your oral health in tip-top condition? Much of the work is done at home with brushing, flossing, and mouth rinsing. However, don’t forget to complement your at-home oral care with dental check-ups from Surrey Place Dental Group every six months and more frequently for patients at risk of gum disease and cavities.
What to expect during a dental exam
Routine dental exams are an excellent arsenal for oral dental care. Regular dental check-ups detect numerous dental issues that can result in pain and costly treatments down the road. However, most people have little idea of what to expect during a dental exam. Well, a routine dental check-up is much more than just looking at your teeth. The procedure involves:
- Physical exams: We visually examine your teeth using a dental probe with an angled mirror to look for signs of cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, failing dental work, and bite misalignment.
- Digital dental x-rays: There is only so much your dentist can detect during a physical exam. To look out for issues beneath your gum line, we rely on radiographs or x-tray imaging to establish the health of spaces between your teeth and the tooth-supporting structures.
- Oral cancer screening: Dental exams aren’t all about cavities and gum disease — we screen your mouth, throat, and neck to look out for lesions, lumps, sores, and other abnormalities that indicate the presence of oral cancer. Early detection of oral cancer is crucial in devising a successful treatment.
- Dental cleaning: If dentists and our team don’t find significant issues with your smile, the next step is to clean your teeth professionally. The dental hygienist uses special tools and techniques to remove plaque and tartar above and below your gum line. The cleaning ends with polishing your teeth for a shiny, smooth outlook. If necessary, we carry out a fluoride treatment to strengthen and protect your enamel against cavities.
To win the battle against cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and other oral issues infuse dental exams into your oral care regimen. If you are looking for a healthy, confident smile in Surrey, BC, please dial (604) 969-4212 to schedule an appointment with Surrey Place Dental Group.