Preventative Oral Care
Dental Check Ups & Cleanings in Sherwood Park
At Acacia Dental Centre in Sherwood Park, we believe an important part of preventive health care is scheduling a dental exam. Regular dental exams give your dentist the opportunity to identify and diagnose any potential dental issues in their early stages, before pain and discomfort alert you to a problem. As with any health issues, early detection of dental problems is key to ensuring treatment is rapid and effective and prevents further damage. So, if it’s time for your next dental exam in Sherwood Park, contact our clinic and we will be happy to book you in!
Your Dental Exam at Acacia Dental Centre
Usually, your dental exam is preceded by a cleaning and dental hygiene visit with our hygienist who will clean and perform a visual check of your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay or gum disease. The dentist will then perform a full examination of your teeth and mouth and any issues the hygienist may have identified during your cleaning. At this time, the dentist will likely discuss your overall health and address any changes or concerns you have since your last dental exam. A dental exam might also include dental x-rays or other diagnostic procedures and a screening for any signs of oral cancer. With the technologies available to us, regular dental exams today are efficient and effective at identifying oral disease in its early stages.
Dental Exams Help Maintain Overall Health
A dental exam plays an important role in your overall health picture. Some health problems or medications you're taking can affect your oral health. If you have diabetes, for example, you're at increased risk of gum disease. Some medications can cause dry mouth; having a dry mouth can increase your risk of tooth decay. If you're anxious about having a dental exam, share your concerns with us. We are often able to adjust our treatment to help you feel more comfortable. It is important to consult your dentist for regular dental exams to maintain your oral health. Even if you no longer have your natural teeth-your overall health is directly linked to the usefulness of your replacement teeth. To be sure your oral health is in top form, book a dental exam in Sherwood Park with us here at Acacia Dental Centre. All dental services provided by a general dentist.
Teeth Cleaning in Sherwood Park
We are committed to helping families achieve their best overall health by supporting their dental care needs with regular dental cleanings and exams at Acacia Dental Centre. Would you be surprised to learn that your oral health is connected to your overall health? Many people see their mouth as separate from the rest of their body when it comes to keeping themselves healthy, however, problems in your mouth can cause or act as an indicator of disease in other parts of the body. Having your teeth professionally cleaned and examined on a regular basis aids in prevention and treatment of dental disease which, in turn, helps your immune system fight off bacteria and viruses in the whole body.
Importance of Dental Hygiene
There are several reasons why professional teeth cleanings are good for your whole body. When your immune system isn’t preoccupied with fighting ongoing gum disease or periodontal disease in your mouth, it is free to be defending against other health threats throughout the rest of your body. Keep your immune system healthy and ready to go into action anywhere in your body by keeping your mouth healthy. Another good reason to keep your teeth and mouth healthy is to prevent tooth loss. Loosing a tooth to dental decay or gum disease is preventable and not only affects your appearance, it can also affect your ability to speak clearly and eat nutritious foods.
Prevention is Key
Regular dental cleanings involve your hygienist using specialized instruments and tools to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, a process called scaling. Your teeth will be scaled, polished and flossed to remove build-up from hard to reach places in between your teeth that brushing and flossing alone cannot remove. Once your cleaning is complete, the dentist can examine your teeth and mouth and may take x-rays if necessary.
Fluoride is a mineral which has been routinely added to our treated water and dental toothpastes for many years, and during your routine checkup and cleaning your dentist will likely offer a fluoride treatment. Fluoride treatments offered by your dentist can come in several forms and is a more concentrated dose of fluoride than your toothpaste or drinking water contains.
Fluoride treatments typically only take several minutes to apply, although it is typically offered as the last step in your regular professional cleaning and comes with advice not to eat or drink for a minimum of thirty minutes to ensure that it can absorb. Fluoride increases your enamel’s resistance to the effects of plaque bacteria and decay.
Dental Services Provided at Acacia Dental
We are a full service dental clinic in Sherwood Park, with services ranging from regular check ups & cleanings to fillings to braces & Invisalign. All services provided by a general dentist.