New Patient Oral Exam
Comprehensive Oral Examinations in North York
The dentists and dental hygienists at Donway Dental look forward to seeing you for your next oral examination! After a thorough dental hygiene appointment, our dentists will check your teeth and mouth and assess the details of any imaging (such as x-rays). We may use a range of diagnostic tools and methods to ensure that we stay fully up to date on your oral health. After that, we’ll explain what we have found so you are kept fully informed about any developments, concerns, or treatment recommendations.
Managing Your Oral Health
There is a wide range of common oral health issues that can often be caught early in an oral examination. When we perform your exam, we will look for signs of:
Periodontal disease (gum disease)
Dental caries (tooth decay) and cavities
Developmental abnormalities (especially for children)
Bone loss (especially for patients with missing teeth)
Oral diseases, such as oral cancer
The health and function of your temporomandibular joint (jaw joint)
Any damage or wear to the teeth or dental restorations, such as crowns and bridges
Keep Up to Date on Your Exams
Patients who stay up to date on oral examinations are often able to access less invasive and more affordable treatment options. By visiting our team of professionals regularly, you provide us with an opportunity to use preventative care and intervene early to resolve issues. If it has been a while since your last examination, or if you are seeking a family dentist in North York, reach out to book your next appointment today.
Dental Hygiene Appointments
The team of dental professionals at Donway Dental who are dedicated to your oral health include highly trained dental hygienists. Our dental hygienists have extensive experience in providing detailed care for your teeth at every appointment. We use tried-and-true techniques that allow us to provide thorough care that is also quick, comfortable, and educational.
Long-Term Protection for Your Teeth
Although you may enjoy the results of a dental hygiene appointment because your teeth look and feel polished, our dental hygienists are also the first line of defense for your oral health. Many dental issues develop as a result of the build-up of substances such as tartar, a form of hardened plaque that requires specialized instruments and skills to remove. Lifelong oral health is supported by regular visits, so be sure to visit us every six months, or as often as our dental professionals recommend for your personalized care.
At-Home Care Tips from Our Professionals
Your at-home dental hygiene routine is designed to help avoid the build-up of plaque, bacteria, and tartar that can occur between appointments. In addition to the typical recommendation of twice-daily brushing and daily flossing, our experienced dental hygienists recommend:
Use toothpaste and/or mouthwash that contains fluoride
Brushing your tongue to remove bacteria build-up
Eating a healthy diet with less sugary snacks and more crunchy vegetables, such as carrots
Changing your toothbrush regularly
Drinking water after meals and snacks
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