The Importance of Dental Check-ups

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the importance of dental checkups

 

My teeth feel fine. Why do I need a dental check-up?

Dental check-ups give our dentist the opportunity to examine your teeth for any decay, cavities, or abnormalities before they turn into a painful, more serious problem.

During a dental check-up, we also provide oral cancer screenings. Many people overlook the importance of oral cancer screenings, but thousands of cases are found every year in Canada. It is especially important to receive screenings if you’re over the age of forty-five. When oral cancer is caught in the early stages, it can be successfully treated.

What happens during a dental check-up?

During your dental check-up, your dentist will:

  • Thoroughly check your gums, teeth, and mouth.
  • Ask questions about your general health and if you had any problems with your teeth or gums.
  • Ask questions about your diet, smoking and alcohol consumption, and oral hygiene routine.
  • Discuss when your next visit should be.

How often should I have a dental check-up?

Your dentist will recommend when your next visit should be after your check-up. The timeframe can vary from three months to two years (one if you’re under eighteen), depending on your oral health and hygiene. Typically, if you have a lower risk of developing dental problems, you can wait longer before your next appointment.

Between now and your next check-up, you may have other dental appointments for reasons such as teeth cleaning or fillings.

If you have any concerns between check-ups, please contact us to schedule an appointment. We’re always happy to see you!

 

Dear Patients,

We are pleased to WELCOME YOU BACK ! We are practicing SAFE DENTISTRY!

Rest assured that we have taken steps above what was required. After all, your health is our highest priority. We are finally OPEN and look forward to seeing you again soon!

OUR NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOL:

  • When we speak with you regarding your appointment, we will be asking you additional screening questions. Patients who exhibit any symptoms will need to postpone their treatment.
  • When you arrive to your appointment, please wait in your car until your appointment time and bring as little as possible into the office with you.
  • If you have a mask or face covering, we encourage you to wear one to your appointment.
  • We will ask that you sanitize/wash your hands with soap and water upon entering the office and before leaving.
  • There will be a consent form for patients to sign upon arrival and we want you to know that the guidelines in place currently have staff member signing off on a daily consent that ensures they are ready and prepared to provide treatment in the safest possible way.

We want to assure everyone that our office takes the safety and health of our patients, their families, team members and doctors very seriously. Although our operations will be slightly different today than they were previously, we are excited to finally welcome you all back in a slow and safe manner.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time of transition to the new normal.

Sincerely,
Your Dental Team