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Dental Checkup Oshawa

Beyond your daily brushing and flossing routine, having regular dental checkups in a trusted Oshawa dental clinic is crucial for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. At Simcoe Smile Dental, we understand the importance of getting your teeth and gums checked to prevent dental caries and gum diseases. We also offer oral cancer screening. 

Our dentist, Dr. Dusa Sorichetti will recommend the right type of dental examination and cleaning every 6 months. However, in some cases, dental visits may be more frequent depending on the patient’s dental health. 

The Importance of Regular Dental Checkup

Visiting your dentist regularly to get your mouth, teeth, and gums checked is an essential part of ensuring good oral health, at any age and stage of life. This allows us to catch early signs of oral problems and provide the proper treatment before they turn into a serious dental issue. However, that is just one of the great benefits of getting regular checkups. Here are other reasons you should see your dentist:

  • Prevent Plaque, Tartar and Dental Caries
    Even if you religiously brush and floss your teeth every day, it may still not be enough to clean hard-to-reach areas in your mouth, such as the back molars.

    During the checkup, we will look for small cavities or white spots and treat them right away with fluoride to reverse the problem and treat a larger cavity with a dental filling. After the checkup and treatment, a professional dental cleaning will be performed to remove the buildup of plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. This prevents harmful bacteria from attacking the teeth and causing tooth decay.

  • Reduce Your Risk of Gum Disease
    Detecting gum disease can be difficult, especially during its early stage since it does not show any obvious symptoms. At Simcoe Smile Dental, our dental health professionals are trained to spot gum disease and treat the underlying cause.

  • Check for Oral Cancer
    Checking for any signs of oral cancer (as well as head and mouth cancer) is an integral part of a dental checkup, Oral cancer, when undetected, can develop into a life-threatening health condition. Early detection of oral cancer can save your life.

What to Expect During the Dental Checkup Procedure

During a dental visit, the dentist will perform a checkup or examination and professional cleaning. Depending on the condition of your teeth, an X-ray may be required to detect cavities between your teeth. The dentist will use a special tool to check your gum health by measuring the depth of the spaces between your gums and teeth. Healthy gums have shallow spaces while diseased gum has a deeper space. 

We also use specialized tools to clean and polish your teeth and remove plaque and tartar buildup, as well as discolouration, to ensure a healthy, bright smile. 

At Simcoe Smile Dental, we share our wealth of knowledge with our patients to help them establish good oral hygiene that will support their dental health. 

Give us a call today at (289) 312-1482 to book an appointment or fill in our contact form to send us a message.