Did you know that about 80% of Canadians visit their dentist each year for a routine dental checkup? Unfortunately, most of these patients couldn’t even tell you what happens during their checkup each year. Today, Image Dental is going to walk you through exactly what to expect during a routine dental checkup at our Calgary dental practice.
Although it is extremely important to practice at home dental care, most patients don’t actually clean every single spot in their mouth. This can be due to the layout of your teeth, mobility issues or even improper dental care. During a professional cleaning, we have the tools, experience, and knowledge to ensure your mouth is completely, thoroughly cleaned. This can improve your breath, reduce your risk of decay, infection, and disease along with brightening your smile.
Diagnostic images such as dental x-rays are another important component of a routine dental checkup. Using dental images, your dentist can check for any issues the eyes may miss, or that may even be beneath the gum line. In the event any risk factors are noticed during your diagnostic imaging, your Calgary dentist will discuss our findings and any potential treatment recommendations.
Along with diagnostic images, a physical examination will be performed by your dentist in Calgary. During this dental examination, we will check for any signs of decay, infection or disease along with risk factors for oral cancer. If any complications are noticed, we will thoroughly discuss your condition, any treatment options and the risks of neglecting treatment.
When is the last time you visited your Calgary dental office for a routine dental checkup? Schedule an appointment with Image Dental today; we’re always happy to see new smiles and look forward to helping you protect your smile.