The Canadian Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist once every six months for a routine teeth cleaning session. While some people think seeing the dentist isn’t a necessity, dental disease can be painful and, if you don’t have adequate insurance, very expensive to treat if it advances to something serious. Your best act of defense against dental and oral disease is good hygiene. Our team at Oak Park Dental encourages our patients in Oakville to receive regular check-ups.
If you’re reading this and thinking, “Well, I don’t need to see a dentist because I brush and floss every day like I’m supposed to,” you should still see a dentist for professional cleaning. Culprits like plaque, cavities, and tartar are often invisible and can only be removed with sophisticated equipment by a trained dental hygienist. (Of course, you should definitely keep up your excellent home hygiene habits!)
At our Oakville dental clinic, the team at Oak Park Dental is ready to offer you family & general dentistry services such as examinations, teeth cleaning, and X-ray and 3D imaging. These procedures can detect early signs of teeth and gum decay, bite problems, oral cancer, and other abnormalities.
If the state of your teeth have reached a critical point and you are facing the need for root canal therapy or periodontal (gum) disease treatment, we can administer a wide range of procedures in-office. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, occurs when the pulp/nerve of the tooth has become inflamed or infected. Often this is the result of trauma, extensive decay, or a cracked tooth. Gum disease is the result of plaque that has turned into calculus or tartar with the toothbrush cannot remove. Only a professional cleaning can handle this substance! The result of unchecked gum disease can lead to diabetes, heart issues, low birth weight in infants and other serious medical conditions.
Did you know that poor oral health is associated with other diseases like diabetes and heart disease? Proper dental hygiene can go a long way. For family & general dentistry services at our Oakville dental clinic, call us at Oak Park Dental today.