Dental Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check-ups and cleanings can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.

Comprehensive Oral Exam

A comprehensive oral exam lays the foundation for excellent dental care. At Oakville Dental, we recommend a comprehensive dental exam for all patients that are new to our practice and for existing patients, every three years.

The mouth is really a window into the body. Medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and oral cancer may be discovered by a comprehensive dental exam before symptoms show up elsewhere in the body.

An initial comprehensive dental exam includes the following:

– Medical history
– Dental history
– Head and neck exam
– TMJ (jaw joint) evaluation
– Oral soft tissue exam
– Oral cancer screening
– Bite analysis
– Orthodontic screening
– Charting existing teeth, restorations and decay
– Periodontal (gum) charting and evaluation
– Digital x-rays
– Digital photographs
– Cosmetic/smile evaluation
– Impressions/molds of the teeth (when indicated) to make stone models for analysis

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For more information on our Check-ups & Cleaning services, call us at 905-842-8484 or Book an Appointment today.