At Hanin Dental in Surrey, we focus on prevention first! We believe that it's always preferable to prevent problems from occurring in the first place, rather than having to treat them once they exist.
The Importance of Regular Dental Exams
Prevention, when it comes to dental care, means two main things. First, a great many oral health problems can be avoided completely with a thorough and consistent brushing and flossing routine at home.
Second, to effectively prevent oral diseases, you must visit the dentist at least two times a year for a dental examination.
Dental exams typically involve oral hygiene cleanings, to keep your teeth decay-free and your gums healthy using methods that you don't have access to at home, and they also involves a variety of screenings and evaluations designed to catch developing or existing oral diseases and health problems.
During your regular dental checkup at Hanin Dental, we may perform the any or all of the following procedures:
- Oral cancer screenings
- Teeth, gums and soft tissue exams
- Jaw joints (occlusion) exams
- Digital x-rays
- Scaling & root planing (teeth cleanings) » Learn More
- Cavity prevention treatment (fluoride, desensitizers, oral hygiene instruction)
Catching oral health problems before they have a chance to fully develop means that you won't have to undergo invasive dental treatments in the long run, and it will save you a lot of hassle, pain, discomfort, and money, too. In short, dental exams are well worth a couple of hours a year!
Digital x-rays provide an extremely accurate picture of your whole mouth. They make it possible to enlarge specific areas, which can help the dentist better understand your oral health needs. Learn More »