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Routine oral exams and cleanings offered at Riverside Family Dentistry can help our Ottawa dentists to prevent issues from arising in your smile and keep it healthy throughout your life.

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Oral Examinations

Regularly scheduled oral exams at least twice per year will give your dentist the chance to identify any oral health issues and to make a plan to treat them appropriately.

During your exam, your dentist will take a close look at the health of your teeth, gums, jaw, and bite. They will make recommendations to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your daily life.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer can affect any part of your mouth or its surrounding tissues.

During your exam, your dentist will check in on the neck, tongue, throat, tissues and gums both visually and by touch for signs of oral cancer which can be quite difficult to detect without specific examination. 

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Oral Health Care at Home

In order to keep your smile healthy between dental appointments, make sure that you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Also ensure that you floss at least once a day.

Hygiene Cleaning

Before or after your exam, your dental hygienist will perform a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums to prevent and treat disease.

To start, your dental hygienist will use a scaler to remove any tartar or plaque buildup on your teeth. Next, they will use coarse toothpaste and a polisher to remove leftover stains and plaque with a thorough follow-up of flossing teeth and gums. 

Fluoride Treatment

If you or your child has a high risk of tooth decay, your dentist may also recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse tooth decay.

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