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OUR CONTINUING CARE PROGRAM

Part of our commitment to our patients is ensuring their overall health and well-being. This includes scheduling Continuing Care or hygiene appointments appropriate for the condition of your teeth and gums and educating our patients on optimal at-home care.

Nine Things Your Dentist Or Hygienist Can See That You Can't
1.
Deterioration in fillings, crowns, and other restorations
2.
Root cavities - decay on the roots of teeth exposed by receding gums
3.
Periodontal pockets caused by gum disease
4.
New decay under the gumline
5.
Cavities under existing fillings
6.
Hairline tooth fractures
7.
Impacted wisdom teeth
8.
Early signs of gum disease
9.
Early signs of oral cancer

What's Involved In A Dental Checkup?
A dental check-up can include some, or all, of the following procedures:
Screening of teeth, restorations and gums - we look for anything unusual and catch small problems before the become big ones
Oral cancer screening
Treatment - we may be able to fix a small problem right away
Cleaning - removal of tartar build-up from your teeth
Polishing - to remove stains
Education - on the importance of at-home care and demonstration of optimal techniques
Advice - we can give advice and answer your questions based on the results of your
check-up

How Often Should You See Your Dentist?
Everyone is different, so this will depend on you and your teeth. As a general rule, regular dental check-ups every three to six months are the best way to make sure your gums and teeth are healthy. This routine check-up allows us to diagnose any problems and to take preventative action to stop problems before they develop.

For most people, tartar build-up below the gum line is inevitable. This build-up can cause gum disease and tooth loss. A simple check-up and cleaning can remove the tartar and eliminate the problem. Our hygienists can tell you the check-up schedule that's right for you.

We Love Kids!
The Canadian Dental Association recommends children come for their first check-up within six months of getting their first tooth, or generally by one year of age. Maintaining the health of these primary teeth is critical as this lays the foundation for their adult teeth.

A Word About Dental Insurance Plans
Insurance plan providers say they need to contain costs and therefore they may put limitations on dental check-ups. While it is true that the direct cost of one check-up per year will be less than one check-up every three to six months, what about the cost of neglect? The cost to your health, and even the cost in absolute dollars, isn't worth risking. The cost of neglect is always higher than the cost of prevention. Regardless of what your dental plan provides, consult with Dr. Joe and his team to determine the check-up schedule that is best for your oral health. (Please refer to Dental Insurance Plans section of site.)

 


 


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