Dental check-up and
dental cleaning

Dental check-up and cleaning at Beaconsfield

At Centre Dentaire Olympique, our caring, professional hygienists perform thorough, meticulous dental cleanings. During your visit, a dentist will also perform a dental check-up for oral disease prevention.

Why the need for a cleaning and a dental check-up?

Tooth decay prevention – Cavities are the leading infectious disease responsible for tooth loss. Brought on by foods that contain sugar and naturally occurring mouth bacteria, cavities affect around 60% of children and 100% of adults. Left untreated, they can cause severe pain and devitalize the tooth.

Periodontal disease prevention – Caused by tartar and plaque build-up, periodontal diseases can seriously impact a person’s health. Apart from the risk of tooth loss and gum recession, the jawbone can also be affected. Left untreated, periodontitis can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Halitosis prevention – No one likes having bad breath, yet many struggle with this problem. There is really only one way to effectively counteract halitosis, and that’s by undergoing thorough dental cleaning. Although daily brushing helps maintain good oral hygiene, a dental check-up and cleaning will effectively remove all the food residue, tartar, and plaque build up that cause bad breath.

Digital and panoramic radiography

Why the need for dental x-rays? The answer is simple: to rapidly detect oral disease. As a matter of fact, interproximal x-rays are performed at every check-up whereas panoramic x-rays are performed every three to five years.

Fluoride treatments

Available in bubble gum, banana, mint, or orange flavour, fluoride is the most effective tooth decay prevention agent. Your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend the use of fluoride treatments for the following reasons:

  • Deep pits and fissures on the chewing surfaces of teeth
  • Exposed and sensitive roots
  • Poor oral hygiene habits
  • Frequent sugar and carbohydrate intake
  • Inadequate exposure to fluoride
  • Inadequate saliva flow due to certain medications or medical treatments
  • Recent history of dental decay

Remember that fluoride alone is not enough to prevent tooth decay!

It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day, to floss regularly, to cut back on sugary snacks, and to get a dental check-up at least twice a year.