Aldershot dentist explains why you need a dental care checkup
When patients need quality dental care, they turn to dental professionals they know and trust. The team at Dentistry at LaSalle serves patients in the Aldershot Ontario area. Our staff works closely with men, women, and children to help them determine what treatments are needed to achieve and maintain oral health. This includes preventative dental care.
What is considered preventive dental care?
Preventative dental care is any treatment that is done to achieve a healthy smile and to maintain it. This typically involves services such as cleanings, examinations, x-rays, fluoride, and sealants. Preventative care ensures that the smile is free from cavities and periodontal disease, and that early intervention can occur if these issues become a concern.
Why do you need a dental care checkup?
Patients in the Aldershot Ontario area are encouraged to visit the dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and examination. These examinations are done by our dental staff to evaluate the teeth and gums to ensure that there are no issues present. Additionally, patients may have x-rays done to check the health of the teeth, gums, and bone where the eye cannot see.
Many patients are curious as to why they need regular checkups. Checkups are essential to maintaining oral health and wellness. They allow the dentist to catch problems early enough for effective intervention. They also provide the patient a chance to speak with their dentist about any procedures or treatments they may be interested in having performed, such as professional teeth whitening or porcelain veneers. This is an ideal way to build a positive relationship with the dentist, especially for children.
Should I have more than two appointments a year?
Depending on one’s dental health, the dentist may suggest visiting more often, such as every three months instead of every six. This is often done for patients who have periodontal disease, which requires continued monitoring. Patients with periodontal disease may need to have more cleanings and treatments such as scaling and root planing to eliminate the problem. Once the condition is under control, these patients can go back to their routine six-month appointments if they are maintaining their oral health at home with effective brushing and flossing.
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What treatments may be recommended during a dental care checkup?
This will vary from patient to patient, based on the specific needs of the individual. Patients may be told they can use restorative services such as inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges, or implants. Patients may also take this time to speak to their trusted dental team about the advantages of cosmetic services to enhance the smile. This may include incorporating services such as veneers, teeth whitening, or composite resin bonding. Additionally, at Dentistry at LaSalle, patients can ask about orthodontic treatments without requiring referral to a specialist. Our team is proud to offer alternatives to traditional braces such as Invisalign orthodontics, which provides straightening without the brackets and wires typically used. Our professionals can walk patients through this and many other services that can enhance and improve the health and beauty of their smiles.
What other services are available at Dentistry at LaSalle?
Our team of professionals offer a variety of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures, including, but not limited to:
- Root canal therapy
- Children’s dentistry
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Professional teeth whitening
- Dental implants
- Invisalign orthodontics
- Dentures (Full and partial)
- Laser dentistry
- Full mouth rehabilitation
Interested in discussing your dental health care needs with a professional?
The team at Dentistry at LaSalle is here to assist patients of all ages with their oral health care needs. If you are ready to speak to a dental professional about your needs and desires, contact our team today. Our practice, conveniently located in Unit #1 of 18 Plains Road West, accepts new patients. Call today at (905) 481-9078 to book a consultation visit with one of our professionals to discuss what can be done to improve your dental health and wellbeing with general, cosmetic, or restorative dental solutions.