Cleanings & Checkups – St. Andrew’s Dental Centre
By keeping your teeth clean you significantly reduce the chances of cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis and more severe forms of gum disease.
Not to mention it will go a long way towards halting bad breath.
Assessing you specific needs through a thorough examination of your gums, will enable us to determine the frequency of your cleaning to get your gums back in shape. We customize our treatments.
Bad breath can be caused by tooth decay, gum disease, lack of saliva (xerostomia), certain foods and drinks, tobacco, medications or illness. If you have a dental problem, Dr. Angela Morales at the St. Andrew’s Dental Centre in Aurora, Ontario will recommend a course of treatment to stop any infection, clean and restore your teeth, and improve the health of your gums.
Tooth loss is an inherent risk for anyone who fails to take proper care of their teeth. Preventive care—which includes frequent dental cleanings and exams (a minimum of two a year), brushing teeth at least twice a day, and flossing daily—is vital for optimum oral health. It can help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime.
The importance of an annual dental examination
The diagnosis of periodontal disease and cavities are two important parts of a dental examination. A full-mouth series of x-rays is the first step in a thorough dental examination. It gives us vital information we can’t get from any other source:
- Detect cavities between the teeth
- Evaluate worn-out fillings and crowns
- Detect tartar on the roots
- Evaluate receding bone levels and abscesses