It can be easy to put off regular dental appointments with today’s busy schedules, especially if you’re not experiencing any pain. However, routine dental exams and cleanings are one of the easiest, fastest, and most affordable ways to prevent minor oral health issues from becoming major problems. At Riverside Dental Clinic in Drumheller, Alberta, we make it easy and convenient to get the dental care you need to maintain a healthy smile.
The problem with plaque
Dental plaque is a fact of life. Everyone has it, even the most diligent brushers and flossers. Plaque is a sticky film that develops when your oral bacteria mix with the foods you eat – particularly sugary or starchy foods – and is an important contributor to several oral health problems such as cavities and gum disease. While regular brushing and flossing are very helpful in getting rid of plaque, it is tough to remove all of the plaque in your mouth (particularly in hard-to-reach areas like the back of your mouth) before it hardens into tartar. Once tartar develops, it cannot be removed with brushing and flossing alone. That’s where professional dental cleanings come in! Our dental team removes any built-up plaque and tartar from your teeth with a gentle touch and specially designed tools, providing a clean slate for optimal oral health.
Regular dental exams: An essential component of your oral health routine
At Riverside Dental Clinic, we have carefully designed our routine dental exams to include the steps that are key to ensuring your smile stays healthy. During your exam, we will take x-rays as needed to evaluate the structures in your mouth that are invisible to the naked eye. Our dentist will also perform an in-depth oral examination to look for signs of issues such as:
- Uneven wear and tear
- Gum disease
- Oral cancer
- Dental restorations that are wearing out or need to be replaced
By coming in for dental visits on a routine basis, these types of oral health problems can be caught at an early stage when they are easiest to address. Because most oral health conditions are progressive, waiting too long between dental visits can result in unnecessary pain, costs, and time in the dental chair to restore your oral health.
Schedule your check-up today!
At Riverside Dental Clinic, we strive to make every patient feel at home in our comfortable and relaxing dental office. To schedule your check-up, call (833) 575-1855 today!
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