With regular check-ups and cleaning, you can protect your teeth and gums. At Able Dental Group, we are happy to see your whole family, from babies to adults. At each check-up, we will assess your oral health and provide you with tips that you can use at home for better dental care.
Details Of Your Visit
Prevent Dental Problems
Professional Dental Cleanings
Your Able Dental hygienist will carry out the following:
- Plaque removal: plaque is a common cause of periodontal disease because it contains bacteria that inflame your gums
- Calculus removal: special tools are required to remove what is essentially hardened plaque that forms above and below the gum line
- Teeth polishing: this will remove stains and any final vestige of plaque
- Fluoride application
- Oral cancer screening
- Oral hygiene instruction
- Nutritional counselling
- Full mouth X-rays
- Gum and bone level assessment and charting
Your first visit to your Able dentist involves a comprehensive exam, while regular check-ups afterward will include:
- A check for tooth decay
- Examination of X-rays
- Screening for oral cancer
- Assessing gum and bone health
It doesn’t replace twice-daily brushing and flossing, but for half a century, fluoride has been known as the most effective protection against tooth decay. Found naturally in foods and water, fluoride does its job in two methods.
Topical fluoride strengthens your teeth by seeping into the outer surface of the enamel. While topical fluoride is included in toothpaste, mouth rinses and gels, your Able dentist will recommend your children have a professional application of fluoride during dental check-ups every six months.
Systemic fluoride strengthens teeth that have come in and those still developing. Found in food and municipal water supplies, systemic fluoride can be taken as drops (infants) or gel caps (children and teens) under prescription from your dentist or doctor.
Your Able dentist will recommend additional fluoride in cases of:
- Deep pits and fissures on chewing surfaces
- Exposed and sensitive root surfaces
- Poor oral hygiene
- Frequent sugar and carbohydrate intake
- Inadequate exposure to natural fluorides
- Recent history of dental decay