Your Family Dentist in Guelph
Importance of Regular Dentist Visits
Here are a few of the main things we look for during a routine checkup:
It is recommended that patients undergo a dental cleaning that includes scaling of the teeth every 6 months.
Tartar can buildup in your teeth and can cause decay-causing bacteria to grow and spread. Using the appropriate tools during your oral hygiene appointment, our hygienist will remove tartar and plaque buildup from your teeth. We can also polish your teeth to remove stains and recommend fluoride treatments to protect your tooth enamel against decay.
During a dental checkup, the dentist will complete a full oral exam, allowing him or her to assess for any changes or identify areas of risk. All teeth will be checked for cavities or problems, and gums are examined to look for any significant changes.
We have modern and sterilized equipment to check comprehensively throughout your mouth for any gums or teeth issues.
Most common in children, sealants help prevent tooth decay in a baby tooth until it is time for it to be replaced by a permanent tooth. The thin plastic coating seals the grooves of the teeth bonding into the depressions and crevices of the teeth' surface, forming a protective shield. Adults can also benefit from sealants.
The dental floss or the bristles may not be able to reach all the nooks and crannies of the back teeth. With sealants, one can protect these vulnerable areas from tooth decay by creating an effective barrier preventing plaque and food from accumulating.
A full periodontal exam will allow the hygienist to get a clear picture of the health of your teeth and bone structure beneath your gum. The hygienist will use a tiny probe to help accurately measure each periodontal space or 'pocket' and periodontal tissues. Getting regular and thorough periodontal exams at Westwood and Starwood Dental will help spot early signs of decay, infection, injury, or other health issues.
If you would like to make an appointment with our family dentist in Guelph, please call Westwood and Starwood Dental today.