Have you visited the dentist lately? Bi-annual dental exams and teeth cleanings are a vital part of dental care for patients of all ages.
During your exam, your dentist will check your teeth for cavities, assess your gums for early signs of gum disease, and screen you for oral cancer. Exams may also include dental X-rays and other diagnostic procedures to create detailed treatment plans for any presenting issues.
Our dentists at Aurora Dentistry may also provide you with guidance on healthy lifestyle choices you can make for your oral health and correct brushing and flossing techniques.
Dental Exams & Your Overall Health
Regular dental exams and cleanings at our Aurora clinic can help improve your oral health and preserve your overall health.
Many systemic diseases, including diabetes, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis show up in the oral cavity first. Routine exams can help your dentist detect potential problems early when they are the most easily treatable.
Oral Health Care at Home
The best way to maintain a smile healthy between dental appointments is to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and floss at least once a day.
Dental Hygiene Cleaning
A dental exam is followed by a thorough tooth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gum line.
If left untreated, plaque and tartar can attack tooth enamel and cause cavities, tooth pain, and gum disease. We use ultrasound and manual devices to polish your teeth and help keep your smile healthy.
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.