Our Woodbridge dentists take a preventive approach to your dental care. We recommend most patients come in twice a year for oral exams.
Oral Examinations in Woodbridge
Ideally, you'll see a dentist for regularly scheduled exams twice a year. These visits allow your dentist an opportunity to identify any oral health issues, then plan to treat them accordingly.
During your appointment, the dentist will closely check the condition of your teeth, gums, bite and jaw. Your exam may also include dental X-rays, an oral cancer screening and other diagnostic procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening in Woodbridge
Were you aware that oral cancer can impact any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues? Your dentist will examine your face, throat, lips, tongue and tissues for any signs of oral cancer, which can be difficult to detect with the naked eye.
Oral Health Care at Home
Spend two minutes, twice a day every day brushing your teeth, and floss at least once per day. Maintaining good oral hygiene will help keep your smile healthy between dental appointments.
Hygiene Cleaning in Woodbridge
Think of your dental hygienist as your partner in preventing and treating oral disease. Before or after your exam, he or she will complete a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums.
To begin, a scaler will be used to remove any plaque or tartar buildup. The hygienist will then use a polisher and coarse toothpaste to eliminate any remaining stains or plaque. The cleaning will be finished with a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums.
Fluoride Treatment in Woodbridge
If you or your child are at high risk of tooth decay, your dentist may also recommend having a fluoride treatment done. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse decay.