Oral Examinations in Cornwall
Twice yearly, oral examinations, provide your dentist with the opportunity to detect any oral health issues and make a plan to treat them accordingly.
Your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination by taking a close look at the health of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite. Exams may also include dental X-rays, an oral cancer screening and other diagnostic procedures.
Oral Cancer Screening in Cornwall
Oral cancer is a disease that can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues. During your exam, your dentist will check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer which may not be noticeable at a passing glance.
Oral Health Care at Home
To help keep your smile healthy at home, our dentists recommend that you brush your teeth twice daily for at least two minutes each time, and floss thoroughly every day.
Dental Hygiene Cleaning in Cornwall
During your oral exam visit, your dental hygienist will perform a complete cleaning of your teeth and gums which will prevent and treat diseases.
A scaler will be utilized to remove any tartar and plaque build-up present on your teeth. Next, they will use a polisher and coarse toothpaste to remove any leftover stains or plaque, followed by a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums.
Fluoride Treatment in Cornwall
Some people have a higher risk of tooth decay. If this is the case your dentist may also recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse tooth decay as well as protect your teeth.