Stay on top of your oral health game with Preventive Dental Treatments
Optimal oral habits do more than keep your smile in tip-top condition – they keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent you from incurring costly restorative treatments. Unfortunately, it’s human nature to neglect preventive care, especially when it comes to dental health. After all, you probably feel your teeth and gums are pretty healthy. So, why bother with tedious oral care?
At Tansley Woods Dentistry in Burlington, Ontario, it’s our mission to give preventive care priority above everything else. Instead of waiting for dental issues to crop up, we devise a proactive approach to keep oral challenges at bay.
Our preventive dental care
When we say we take preventive care seriously, it’s not all talk. We offer the below preventive care services to keep your mouth healthy for years to come.
- Examination: We advise our patients to visit Dr. Thelam Nguyen every six months. Our dentist examines your mouth during each appointment to check for cavities that, when left untreated, may cause tooth decay. Additionally, Dr. Nguyen looks out for subtle signs of gum disease to ensure oral infections are promptly treated before they potentially progress to periodontitis, an irreversible condition.
- Oral cancer screening: Our dentist examines your gums, tongue, cheeks, throat, and other mouth tissues to identify lesions, sores, lumps, and other abnormalities that may indicate the presence of mouth cancer. Early detection of oral cancer is pivotal for successful treatment.
- Dental cleaning: Your at-home oral care, which includes brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and mouth rinsing, is crucial, but it can only do so much. Your toothbrush can’t reach all places in your mouth, and tartar that accumulates over time is difficult to get rid of with at-home dental care. In light of this, we offer dental cleaning services to remove plaque buildup and tartar that attract gum disease-causing bacteria.
- Personalized dental advice: We offer handy information to parents on taking optimal care of their children’s dental health. We also share the latest dental care practices for adults and teens and teach proper flossing and brushing techniques.