dental checkup north vancouver
Dental Checkups

In North Vancouver

dental checkup north vancouver

Even the most health-conscious among us don’t always stop to consider the importance of oral health. No one wants cavities and we all appreciate white teeth and fresh breath, but not everyone realizes the importance of their overall oral health to their general well-being.

Gum disease and tooth decay can allow for bacteria to enter the bloodstream, which may lead to inflammation in other parts of the body, including the heart. Oral cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body, such as the lungs. Your best defence against oral health issues is maintaining your oral health and ensuring that you have regular dental exams.

During the dental exam, you should expect the following:

Dental History

Before the actual exam, your dental history will be reviewed to make note of any changes to your overall oral health. You will discuss any new medications that you are taking, conditions affecting you, and any other dental worries or concerns that you have.

Teeth Cleaning

Your teeth will then be thoroughly cleaned, with plaque and tartar scraped away, both above and below the gum line. An electric tooth polisher will be used along with a slightly gritty toothpaste to give a smooth, slick feeling to your teeth and make them shine. You will also receive thorough flossing.