At Totally Smiles, we are dedicated to helping our customers achieve the dental health and winning smile they deserve. We firmly believe that prevention and early detection are better than cure, so we encourage our customers to go for regular dental examinations.
Why do I need to undergo a dental examination?
Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing your teeth, it is still important to go for regular dental exams. This way, we can identify issues before they become serious.
What happens during a dental examination?
Before anything else, we will ask you about your overall health history including past dental issues, any medications you are taking, and any other illnesses you may have. All these may have an impact on your oral health so it is important to disclose them.
Our approachable team of dentists, hygienists, and oral health therapists will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to look for potential signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and even oral cancer. We evaluate if there is a need for any further treatments such as fillings or root canal therapy. We also check your bite and jaw for any problems. We may take some dental x-rays to check for hidden conditions.
We then conduct a professional clean to get rid of tartar, which can build up in hard-to-reach places despite regular brushing and flossing. A polish is next to make the tooth surfaces smoother, which makes it difficult for plaque to accumulate.
Lastly but just as importantly, we will talk about how to maintain good oral hygiene. We will demonstrate brushing and flossing techniques, share tips on how to care for your teeth and gums, and discuss lifestyle factors that may affect your oral health, such as diet and smoking.
We make it easy for you
We know many people dread visiting the dentist so we work hard to make it easy for you to make that appointment. We’re available at your convenience, with evening and weekend appointments. We make sure you are physically comfortable with our plush recliners and in-chair entertainment. We strive to put your mind at ease, always providing clear explanations about your procedure and ready to answer any questions you may have at any stage to assure you that you are in safe hands.
We generally recommend a visit every six months but we may recommend more frequent check-ups depending on your unique situation.
Contact your local Totally Smiles practice to book in your next dental examination and clean, or book online now.