Why does your dentist want to schedule another appointment with you- even if today’s oral examination was perfect?
Regular dental visits are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. For maximum benefit, a good home care regimen must be supplemented with an examination at least every six months. (Depending on the status of your oral health, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits).
After a professional cleaning, plaque (as well as stains from food, beverages and tobacco), begins to build-up almost immediately. Over time, plaque build-up hardens into bacteria-laden tartar (or calculus), which can only be removed by a professional in a dental office.
Your dental exam involves far more than cleaning your teeth, remember prevention is key!
Dental cleanings and check-ups are extremely important. Your dentist can prevent problems before they become problematic. Regular check-ups and cleaning help maintain healthy teeth and mouth for a life time.
Tooth Decay describes the breakdown of strong healthy teeth over time. Your tooth’s surface is composed of a hard mineral coating called enamel. Enamel is the hardest tissue in your body, but by no means indestructible.
Enamel is constantly exposed to naturally occurring oral bacteria. These bacteria contribute to plaque formation on your teeth (the fuzzy feeling your tongue sometimes feels when rubbing up against your teeth). Plaque combines with sugars to eat away at enamel, causing holes known as cavities.
Brushing your teeth, flossing and regular dental visits will help keep plaque under control. Leaving plaque on your teeth leads to gum disease and decay. Brushing and flossing alone cannot prevent all oral issues.
Welcome to the Deschênes-Poitras Red Barn Dental.
Conveniently located on 6255 Hazeldean Rd (on the second floor of Big Red Barn), in Stittsville, we provide dental services to patients from Stittsville, Kanata, Carp, Richmond, Munster, Carleton Place, Ottawa and Arnprior. Call us at 613-831-7750 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment with one of our dentists and hygienists today.