Midtown Dental Centre promotes routine dental checkups and cleanings to our patients at least every six months. This is one of the crucial procedures we do to help secure your optimal oral health. During a regular checkup and cleaning, two procedures are done.
Dental checkup or examination
We take an X-ray image of your mouth, evaluate your oral health, and check for plaque and tartar deposits on your teeth, as well as your gum health. Shallow spaces between teeth indicate healthy gums, while deeper spaces may indicate gum disease.
You will also see your X-ray results and learn if there are any specific areas of concern, such as cavities or damaged restoration. We also check your tongue, throat, neck, face, and head for any sign of swelling or oral cancer.
Cleaning or oral prophylaxis
Your dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar deposits using special dental tools, as well as a gritty toothpaste to polish teeth and remove stains, floss your teeth, and apply fluoride treatment to strengthen teeth. For children, we also recommend dental sealants to add extra protection.
After successfully cleaning your teeth, we provide some tips on how to improve your oral care regimen. Call us today at (416) 966-3368 to schedule your next dental checkup and cleaning at Midtown Dental Centre.