Preventive dentistry drives our approach to your care. Recent studies have reinforced the importance of good dental health, revealing that the health of the mouth directly affects the health of the entire body. The team at Dentistry @ 1881 can help your teeth retain their natural beauty throughout your lifetime while providing all the additional benefits that preventive dentistry offers.
Why Choose Dentistry @ 1881 for Preventive Dentistry?
Regular preventive visits allow us to complete focused assessments of your teeth and gums. Each visit includes screenings for cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, as well as a professional cleaning performed by a skilled hygienist. In time, even patients with the best oral hygiene may develop dental problems. These appointments help us pinpoint and treat issues early before they have time to jeopardize your health. You’ll feel confident knowing that your oral care is well managed by our competent and skillful staff.
You’ll find fluoride added to most toothpaste and mouthwash, and that’s because this helpful mineral has been proven to strengthen the teeth when exposed to the enamel, dramatically lowering someone’s chances of developing cavities. Here, we can coat your teeth with a highly-concentrated fluoride gel to quickly repair any areas of minor damage to stop a cavity before it even begins. This only takes a minute, but it’s one of the best ways to safeguard your oral health between appointments.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is relatively easy to treat early on, but it’s often fatal because most people don’t notice symptoms until the disease is quite advanced. To ensure it never has a chance to sneak up on our patients, you’ll receive a complete oral cancer screening at every checkup. We’ll look for any suspicious growths, sores, or discolored patches of tissue in your mouth, and if we find anything, we’ll help you get the follow-up care you need without delay.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Life can be stressful at times, and for some people, this causes them to unconsciously clench or grind their teeth, which is officially known as bruxism. In many cases, this only happens while someone is asleep, making this an extremely hard habit to break! If this problem sounds familiar, we can keep your smile safe from cracks and breaks by providing you with a nightguard to wear to bed, which is a small oral appliance that will place a barrier between your teeth to prevent any harmful contact while you sleep.
At-Home Oral Hygiene Products
Your family’s daily home oral hygiene routine is extremely important to your long-term oral health, so using the right products is paramount. As a spokesperson for Crest and Oral B in Canada, Dr. Tamo knows that for every smile, there is an ideal set of products that someone should be using every day to get the best results. If you ever want a recommendation as to which toothpastes, toothbrushes, floss, or mouthwashes would be best for your family, be sure to ask her at your next appointment!
Please call us today if you would like to schedule a preventive dentistry appointment. Dr. Janet Tamo sees patients from Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Scarborough, Markham, and other Ontario communities. If this will be your first visit to Dentistry @ 1881, please take a moment to review our FAQ page, which lists helpful information about our dental office.