Regular oral examinations and hygiene cleanings at Sutherland Dental Group in Saskatoon can help you prevent any dental issues and keep your smile healthy.
Ideally two times per year, you'll visit your dentist to give them the opportunity to identify any emerging oral health issues and develop a plan to treat them accordingly.
During this exam, your dentist will closely inspect the health of your teeth, jaw, bite and gums. Exams may also include an oral cancer screening, dental x-rays and any other diagnostic procedures that may be required.
Oral Cancer Screening
Any part of your mouth or surrounding tissues can become infected with oral cancer. During your exam, your dentist will check your face, tongue, tissues, gums, throat, neck and lips for any signs of oral cancer which are difficult to detect with the naked eye.
Oral Health Care at Home
Keep your smile healthy between dental appointments by brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time, and floss at least once per day.
The deep cleaning is an essential part to your dental exam. Your dental hygienist will perform this task before or after your exam to prevent and treat disease.
To start, a scaler will be used to remove any plaque buildup and tartar. Next, a polisher will be topped with coarse toothpaste and any remaining plaque or leftover stains will be removed, followed by a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums.
We recommend fluoride treatments to all of our patients as part of their routine preventive care. This natural mineral can help to rebuild the minerals found in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse tooth decay.