1 Hartwell Ave, Suite 300, Bowmanville, ON L1C 0N1 | (905) 623-3133

Importance of Regular Checkups

Regardless of age regular dental visits are essential in maintaining good oral health and a bright smile! Between checkups you need to keep your teeth and gums in good condition.
The frequency of your checkups depends on the condition of your oral health. Many of our patients are on a six-month checkup and cleaning schedule. If you need special care or specific dental work, we may recommend you visit more frequently.

We understand you have a busy schedule, so while we like to make sure your appointments are informative; we also like to make sure they don’t stop you from doing the things you love!

Preparing for Your Dental Visit

We love seeing you at the dental office, but we also don’t want to see you in pain or discomfort because of your teeth. Prevent plaque and tartar buildup with these tips:

  • Brush twice a day, making sure to cover all tooth surfaces. Spend at least two minutes, but don’t brush your teeth aggressively.
  • Floss after brushing. Flossing removes debris from areas your toothbrush misses.
  • Use CDA-approved mouthwash to help control plaque and bacteria growth in the mouth.
  • Don’t use your teeth for opening packages.

What to Expect at a Dental Checkup

A dental checkup usually consists of two parts. First is the checkup and the second is the cleaning.

During the dental checkup your dentist will assess the health of your teeth and gums and also examine your head and neck. Your mouth, tongue, and throat will also be checked for signs of oral health issues. Part of the evaluation is checking your bite and jaw joints.

Your dentist will take a look at the plaque and tartar on your teeth. These two can build up quickly without good oral hygiene habits – and lead to potential gum disease. Any buildup will be removed and your teeth will be polished. Your dentist or hygienist may also demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Make Your Checkups More Convenient

When preparing to visit the dentist, please know that your appointment can last on average from 20 to 60 minutes. To help reduce your time at the office please take a moment and fill out the Medical Update form attached and bring it with you to the office.

Please call (905) 623-3133 and our friendly office staff will be ready to help you schedule an appointment. Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

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