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Regular Dental Exams and Cleanings For Health

Did you know that your oral health is linked to your overall health?

Routine cleanings and exams help ensure the health of your teeth and gums and can help prevent other diseases, too. Studies have shown a direct connection between regular dental cleanings and a reduction in the risk of heart disease and stroke. How’s that for motivation to make an appointment today?

Regular dental exams and cleanings have a multitude of other benefits, as well:

Reduction in Dental Costs Over Time

Prevention is key to curbing costly dental issues. Going too long without an examination and cleaning allows existing problems to worsen. A cavity you have today and don’t treat can get worse, leading to pain, functional problems, and possibly tooth loss. This means costly bills to repair the damage—bills that could have been avoided with a preventative, regular visits.

Most insurance companies pay for one examination, and two cleanings per year before you must use your deductible. Be sure to check with your insurance company on your benefits. Questions about whether your insurance covers routine examinations and cleanings? Give us a call.

Freshens Your Breath

Bacteria loves to live inside your mouth and around your gums. An overabundance of bacteria can cause halitosis or bad breath. Oral cleanings remove plaque build-up around the teeth where bacteria hang out. The less build-up on your teeth, the fresher your breath!

Identifies Dental and Health Conditions Early On

Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Routine exams and cleanings catch the early signs and symptoms of gum disease so proactive steps can be taken to halt the disease. If you notice bleeding gums while brushing, or your gums are tender, swollen or irritated, be sure to come in and see us for a gum disease screening.

Book Your Next Exam or Cleaning!

Are you due for a dental examination or cleaning? Call our office to schedule your next appointment and our Hamilton dentist will answer any questions you may have before getting started on treatment.

Dental Cleaning vs. Dental Exam. What’s the difference?

A cleaning is multi-functional and typically performed by a hygienist to remove build-up around your teeth and gums that can lead to gum disease and other illnesses as mentioned above.

Even if you brush well and floss daily, tartar can still form on your teeth. If you put off cleanings because you think you do a good job brushing at home, reconsider. Only a hygienist or dentist can determine your risk for gum disease. And since we’re talking prevention, schedule to make cleaning a priority!

A dentist performs an examination. Usually, an exam follows a cleaning, but not always. During this visit, the dentist will:

  • Check teeth alignment, usually with an X-ray, and screen for any functional problems you may have like trouble chewing
  • Screen for cavities and other structural tooth problems
  • Check for signs of oral cancer by assessing for sores, discolorations or other symptoms inside your mouth
  • Check your head, neck, and jaw for any abnormalities
  • Screen for other conditions that may be present in your mouth, like vitamin deficiencies, or discoloration of the gums

We use the latest in precise dental technology to diagnose and treat any oral conditions you may have. Have a fear of coming in to see us? Don’t worry. Many people experience anxiety about having to come in for a visit.

The good news is we offer sedation dentistry to make the experience more peaceful for you.

Schedule Your Next Dental Exam and Cleaning Today!

Century Stone Dental offers full-service dental exams and cleanings in Hamilton. With flexible, available appointments, we can work around your busy schedule to help you stay on top of your dental health, today and into the future. Call to schedule your next visit, or let us answer any questions you have about our services. For appointments, call 905-545-4833 today.