Regular dental examinations and good oral hygiene are critical to maintaining the health of teeth and gums. Dr. Casey will assess their condition at his dental clinic in Sherwood Park and make treatment recommendations if necessary, and monitor any conditions that require special attention.
Regular dental care is critical for keeping teeth healthy over the course of a lifetime. The hygienist will remove any buildup from the teeth. This will prevent future emergency dental visits.
Dental plaque is a film of bacteria that constantly forms and sticks to teeth and it secretes acids when it comes into contact with food or drink. It can be removed with diligent brushing and flossing, but it is often difficult to remove all the plaque from all surfaces of the teeth and from under the gums.
When plaque is not removed it hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by a hygienist using specialized instruments. If not removed, it can cause cavities, gingivitis (gum disease), a root canal, and tooth loss.
There is also now an established link between dental plaque and arterial plaque, making regular dental services very important to overall health.
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For adults, visits are recommended at least once a year and cleanings twice per year. It is recommended that children get exam and hygiene visits twice annualy.
Plaque may build up more quickly for some patients due to certain medical conditions, or habits such as smoking, an inadequate hygiene routine, and carbohydrate heavy diet. These patients may be recommended to come into our dental office several times a year for checkups.
Dentists recommend regular dental hygiene with routine check-ups to maintain optimal oral health. Dr Casey is a general dentist with a focus on family dentistry.
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