Checkups & Hygiene
The Canadian Dental Association recommends that you see your dentist regularly for checkups & hygiene appointments. At your checkup, we will inspect your soft tissues for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and other problems. Dr. Riazi (and/or team member) will also look at each tooth in your mouth to assess problems like tooth decay or cracks, as well as old dental work. Sometimes old dental work wears out and needs to be replaced. We will be happy to replace metal fillings, inlays, onlays, and crowns with tooth-colored alternatives.
What to expect at your routine checkups & hygiene appointment?
During your professional hygiene appointment, our gentle hygienists will inspect your gums for periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss for adults. The hygienists are specially trained to detect, deter, and treat gum disease. We prefer to help you maintain optimal oral health so that you never have to worry about gum disease. However, if you develop periodontal problems, we’re here to help you.
By looking for trouble every 6 months, we can often reduce your potential for large dental problems. For instance, left untreated, a small cavity can grow to destroy an entire tooth and spread to surrounding teeth. A cracked tooth can cause pain or break off and create additional problems. Furthermore, advanced gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss for adults, and oral cancer causes thousands of deaths each year. Caught and treated early, these diseases can be controlled. Children as young as 2 years old should visit the dentist, and by the age of 4, your child should be attending regular checkup appointments twice annually.