At Norwood Dental Centre, we help our Winnipeg patients obtain and maintain better oral health by providing preventive dental care services, like dental checkups and cleanings.
Attending regular dental appointments and maintaining a good oral care routine at home are the best ways to protect your dental health. By taking these measures, you can help to prevent any dental issues from developing.
An oral examination is an important opportunity for your dentist to closely examine the state of your oral health.
During your exam, your dentist will closely examine your teeth, gums and bite to identify and treat any developing dental health problems. Your exam will also include a professional teeth cleaning, dental x-rays and other diagnostic procedures as needed.
A regular oral exam also allows your dentist and hygienist to review your oral hygiene habits and lifestyle factors (like diet) with you so they can provide you with advice for good home care routines.
A professional dental cleaning is typically done by your dental hygienist.
Your dental hygienist will begin by removing any plaque and tartar build-up from around your gums and between your teeth using an ultrasonic cleaner (or scaler).
Next, they will brush your teeth with a powerful electric brush and a coarse toothpaste to remove any remaining build-up.
Finally, your hygienist will perform a professional flossing to clean between your teeth and gums.