ORAL CARE AND PREVENTION
Oral care and prevention in Binbrook
Why is oral care so important?
General oral care is more than just your teeth and mouth; it also creates the path for a healthy overall lifestyle and body. A person’s overall health is determined by their diet and exercise. However, most people do not understand that their oral hygiene plays a factor in their health in addition to exercising and eating a balanced diet. Oral health actually factors into the overall health of an individual and their well being.
What is oral care?
Oral care involves practicing good oral hygiene habits such as brushing with fluoride toothpaste and performing daily flossing. This helps kill bad germs and bacteria, and assists in the prevention tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. To go along with the daily brushing and flossing – it is also extremely important that you are visiting your dentist on a regular basis for checkups and examinations.
Our oral care treatments and services
We invite you to experience comprehensive care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Our team are friendly, accommodating and proactive in your oral health. Our team of dentists, dental assistants, and dental hygienists are pleased to offer the following general oral care services.
- Dental cleaning
- Digital x-rays
- Early cavity detection
- Gum disease treatment
- Dry mouth and bad breath treatment
- Oral cancer screening
Contact Windwood Place Dental today to learn more
To learn more about your oral health, contact our dental clinic today and schedule a consultation. Our dentists look forward to working with you on improving your overall oral health.
At Windwood Place Dental, dental cleanings are performed by our team of friendly, courteous and experienced staff of dental assistants and hygienists. Our team performs a thorough scaling and cleaning of your teeth followed up by flossing, tooth polishing, and tips to ensure you maintain a regular and thorough oral care routine.
Digital x-rays are radiographs that are incredibly safe and are used in most dental offices. X-rays are used to take pictures of your teeth which help dentists perform a thorough examination of your entire mouth and jaw.
Dry Mouth and Bad Breath
Bad breath can be a result of poor oral hygiene habits, poor lifestyle habits and even the food you eat. Bad breath can also be caused by not brushing, flossing, or using mouthwash.
Dry mouth can also cause bad breath. We rely on saliva to provide moisture, kill acids from plaque, and flush dead cells and bacteria in our mouths. If left untreated, more serious illness and infections can arise over time as well.
Early Cavity Detection
Early cavity detection services are performed by our experienced team of dental assistants and hygienists. The procedure is performed using a laser to detect structural changes and decay in your teeth that are otherwise difficult to detect.
General Oral Care
Our teeth are essential tools that we take for granted even though we use them every day. Teeth are obviously every important for eating, but did you know they also help us speak and annunciate our words clearly? If teeth aren’t properly, and regularly, cared for multiple complications could occur such as tooth loss, receding gums, and tooth decay. To prevent issues such as these from occurring, maintain a regular and diligent routine that includes daily flossing, and brushing your teeth twice a day – especially once right before bed, to kill germs and bacteria.
Gum Disease Screening and Detection
Gum disease is a term that refers to the infection of the gums and its prevalence is very common. There are varying levels of severity, but the two most common types of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitis.
Oral Cancer Screening
During an oral cancer screening your dentist will perform a thorough and diligent examination of your mouth, teeth, and gums to check for signs of cancer and other potential problems. By identifying the presence of cancer early, appropriate treatment and preventative actions can be taken. This also reduces the chance of the cancer spreading and further pain or complications. Dentists look for lesions which can be easily treated if caught early.