Regular oral examinations and hygiene cleanings at Centre dentaire Dr Martin Turcotte in Trois-Rivières can help you prevent any dental issues and keep your smile healthy.
Regular oral exams, ideally twice a year, give your dentist the opportunity to identify any oral health issues and make a plan to treat them accordingly.
During your exam, your dentist will take a close look at the health of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite. Exams may also include dental x-rays and other diagnostic procedures.
The dental hygienist will then do a professional scaling and cleaning of your teeth, and if recommended an application of fluoride.
Oral Health Care at Home
To help keep your smile healthy and bright between dental appointments, brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss at least once a day.
Before or after your oral exam, the dental hygienist will clean your teeth and gums to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth to help prevent cavities, gingivitis and gum disease.
Professional hygiene cleaning includes scaling, polishing the teeth, and neutralizing bacteria in your mouth to help prevent tooth decay and cavities.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that your dentist applies to teeth in order to help prevent tooth decay. Fluoride helps to protect teeth from decay by making them more resistant to acid attack from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth.