Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is a must, and making sure that they are cleaned routinely is required for those in the Oakville, ON area, Sherwood Dental and Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel can help you get your routine cleaning and ensure that your teeth are in great shape with oral health and preventive dentistry.
Why are dental cleanings and evaluations important?
Countless patients who do not visit their dentist routinely practice what is known as “reactive dentistry.” That means that a problem occurs before they seek the assistance of a dental provider. Instead, there is another way to ensure oral health and wellness over one’s lifetime with preventive dentistry. Preventive dentistry is a more proactive approach to one’s oral health. Instead of waiting for a problem to arise, preventive dentistry allows the patient to see the dentist regularly for examinations and cleanings to keep issues from occurring. It is key to a healthy smile, as it can be used in catching problems in their earliest stages—when they are more manageable and less costly to treat! Preventive dentistry keeps smiles healthy while addressing any issues that can occur quickly and easily.
What happens if a cavity is found during cleaning or examination?
The earlier a cavity is found and treated, the less expensive and damaging it will be. When a cavity is spotted, the dentist will recommend a dental filling to stop the decay and seal the tooth from bacteria, which leads to later infections. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to maintaining as much of the natural smile as possible over one’s lifetime.
How often should I visit the dentist?
It is highly recommended that patients of all ages visit their dentist every six months for a cleaning and evaluation at Sherwood Dental with Drs. Stephen Gaines and Arti Patel.
Schedule your cleaning and evaluation today
Regular visits to Drs. Stephen Gaines
and Arti Patel
are critical to ensuring a healthy smile for life! If you want more information on cleanings, evaluations, and other preventive dentistry solutions, connect with the team at Sherwood Dental of Oakville, ON, today. You can reach our office at 844-951-8855 to schedule an appointment
at 2892 South Sheridan Way.