Preventive Dental Hygiene in Moose Jaw
With regular oral examinations and hygiene cleanings at Aspen Dental, our Moose Jaw dentists can help you prevent any dental issues and keep your smile healthy.
Oral Examinations in Moose Jaw
Ideally twice every year, you'll see your dentist for regular oral exams. These allow us the opportunity to identify any oral health issues and develop a plan to treat them accordingly.
While examining your mouth, your dentist will closely check the health of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite. Exams can also include dental X-rays, an oral cancer screening and other necessary diagnostic procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening
Any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues can be affected by oral cancer. During your exam, your dentist will assess your face, neck, tongue, throat, tissues, lips and gums for any signs of oral cancer, which may be difficult for the casual observer to identify with the naked eye.
Oral Health Care at Home
Remember to brush twice a day for two minutes each time and floss at least once a day so your smile stays healthy between dental appointments.
Hygiene Cleaning in Moose Jaw
Before or after examining your teeth, your dental hygienist will perform a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums to prevent and treat disease.
To start, they will use a scaler to remove any tartar and plaque buildup. Next, a polisher and coarse toothpaste will be used to remove any remaining stains or plaque. This will be followed by a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums.
If you or your child has a high risk of tooth decay, your dentist may also recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse tooth decay.