Taking care of the teeth with daily brushing and flossing is just part of a good oral health routine. It is still important for patients to visit their Oakville, Ontario dentist regularly for dental cleanings and routine treatments. Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel of Sherwood Dental are here to help patients stay on track with good hygiene habits.
Why are dental cleanings important?
Just like other dental treatments, dental cleanings are vital to ensuring patients have plaque, tartar, calculus, and bacteria removed from the mouth. Brushing after every meal and flossing at least once a day can make a dramatic impact, but sometimes a deep cleaning is necessary to reach those hard-to-reach areas of the mouth that patients might be missing when taking care of the smile. Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel encourage patients to not only book a dental cleaning
every six months but schedule a routine examination at the same time. While our dental hygienists at Sherwood Dental perform the deep cleaning, they can make a note of any concerns within the smile and pass this information onto the dentist. Our team works together to ensure patients have healthy smiles, and cleaning and examinations are a big part of this process.
How can I take care of my smile between dental visits?
Patients who want to improve and maintain oral health should:
- Brush their teeth after each meal with a fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush
- Floss at least once a day to remove food particles between teeth
- Maintain routine dental visits every six months
- Call their dentist if any changes occur within the smile, including swelling, bleeding, or pain
Keep the teeth clean with routine visits to Sherwood Dental!
If you reside in the area of Oakville, Ontario, and are ready to speak to our professionals about the benefits of routine dental cleanings and necessary treatments. We strongly advise you to book an appointment with Drs. Stephen Gaines
and Arti Patel
if you are overdue for dental care. Our facility, located at 2892 South Sheridan Way, accepts new patients and families seeking the best in comprehensive dental care in the community. Call 844-951-8855 to request an appointment at Sherwood Dental.