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Your first visit to your Able dentist involves a comprehensive exam, while regular check-ups afterwards 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

If you have questions or if you would like to talk to one of our patient-care co-ordinators, or book an appointment, please call our toll free line at 1-800-552-8053 or click here to find a location closest to you.