Regular oral examinations and hygiene cleanings at Forest City Dental in London are a good way to help you prevent dental issues from occurring.
Oral Examinations in London
Regular oral exams, ideally twice a year, allow your dentist to detect any oral health concerns and devise a treatment plan to address them.
These exams are a chance for your dentist to take a close look at the health of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite. Exams may also include dental X-rays, oral cancer screening or other diagnostic procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or the 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 Healthcare at Home
To keep your smile healthy between dental appointments, be sure to brush your teeth twice a day — for two minutes each time — and floss at least once a day.
Dental Hygiene Cleaning in London
Your dental hygienist will do a comprehensive cleaning of your teeth and gums either before or after your exam to prevent and/or treat any disease.
Generally, to begin, the hygienist will use a scaler to remove any tartar and plaque buildup. Next, they will use a polisher and coarse toothpaste to remove any leftover stains or plaque. Finally, they will thoroughly floss your teeth and gums.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that can aid in the rebuilding of minerals in your tooth enamel which may prevent or reverse tooth decay. If you or your child has a high risk of tooth decay, your dentist may recommend a fluoride treatment.