Most of us don’t necessarily relish the thought of attending the dentist, associating it with discomfort and even pain. However, with many of us having missed regular dental check-ups due to pandemic restrictions, we now have a strengthened awareness of their central importance to oral and overall health. If you, or your family members, missed out on visiting an oral care provider during the past several years, it’s imperative that you schedule an appointment as soon as possible, and here’s why.
As with most branches of medicine, prevention of disease is preferable to attempting a cure. Implementing a consistent home oral hygiene practice helps protect your teeth and gums and minimizes the risk of infection and disease. However, even with the most rigorous brushing and flossing regime, home dental care will only ever offer a relatively superficial clean. Moreover, recent research revealed that just over a third of us are brushing and flossing at the prescribed twice daily rate.
A professional dental clean is recommended every 6,9, or 12 months, at an interval prescribed by your dentist, and in accordance with any issues you may have. A dental check-up and clean also provides your dentist with the opportunity to examine your teeth and gums and diagnose any other issues at an early stage. Regular visits to the dentist can save you from potential toothache as well as the headache of more costly interventionist procedures if symptoms are left untreated.
During a professional clean, your dentist will remove plaque, tartar, and any bacteria build-up around the gums, either manually or with advanced technological devices such as the cavi-jet machine. The method of cleaning used will depend upon your oral state of health and any sensitivities, inflammation, or hardening of deposits around the gum you present with. Professional cleans and examinations are designed to prevent gum disease and periodontitis problems, such as dental carries, or tooth decay, which can in their most severe form lead to necrotic teeth and root canal. Your dentist can also screen for cancers, gingivitis, and other disease, and assess whether your eating and drinking habits are supportive of your oral health, or may need adjusting
The Aoude Dental Center NDG in Montreal is a multidisciplinary dental clinic that offers a comprehensive range of treatments including general dentistry, orthodontia, Invisalign, implantology, prosthodontics, root canal, wisdom tooth extraction, periodontics, esthetic dentistry, and dental surgery. Visit dentistendgmontreal.com to access advice on oral healthcare, read client reviews, and schedule that all important clean and check-up today.