Why Do I Need a Dental Exam?

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Why Do I Need A Dental Exam?

The mouth is the gateway to a person’s health. A comprehensive standard Dental Exam at Aurora Family Dentistry will be done by either a Dentist or a Dental Hygienist. These exams are a critical part of preventive Dental care. They allow us to identify areas in your mouth before they become problematic concerns that need treatment.

Your Dentist at Aurora Family Dentistry will also provide you with tips about Dental Hygiene or about Oral Dental care that will help you maintain great oral health.

More than just cleaning your teeth at Aurora Family Dentistry

As a part of the Dental exam, our Hygienist will clean your teeth, taking away any built-up plaque or stains on your teeth. She will also check the health of your gums, and the mouth in general for any signs of concern that need to be taken care of. She will evaluate whether you are in any danger of tooth rot, and gum or bone infection. She will also assess your requirement for a fluoride treatment.

She will also demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques if needed.

Finally, a complete Dental exam will also include X-rays.

Medications and advice

During the course of this dental exam, your Dentist will speak with you about other health issues that you may be experiencing, and the medicines regime that you might be on. Your Dentist will advise you on how some of these medical conditions or medicines might impact your oral health for example by causing a Dry Mouth condition.

Maintenance of Prosthetics

Artificial teeth, dentures, dental bridges, etc all need to be looked to ensure that no changes have occurred. If the fit for one of these has changed then your Dentist will advise you about the required changes.

Periodic Dental exams lead to great preventive oral health outcomes. As the old adage goes: A stitch in time save nine!

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We recognize the trust you place in us as your family’s Dental office.

That’s why we wanted to share an update on the actions we are taking at Aurora Family Dentistry, to keep you, and our team members safe amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic. We in Canada are also being affected by this pandemic.

At Aurora Family Denitstry, we would like all our patients, staff and service providers to adopt safety-first protocols recommended by Health Canada.

The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) has recommended that all non-essential and elective dental services should be suspended immediately. As a consequence, Aurora Family Dentistry Offices will be closed with immediate effect to the general public.

However, RCDSO has also advised that Emergency treatment should continue, and as a result, our phone numbers will continue to be operative during business hours, and any emergency will be seen by the dentist as soon as possible.

In order to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, everyone has a role to play. It takes more than governments and actions from the health sector to protect the health and safety of Canadians.

Each one of us can help ourselves and be prepared in the event of an emergency by understanding how coronavirus spreads and how to prevent illness.

Please visit the Health Canada website for updates and more information.

Dr. Fahimay Naqvi & Dr. Amy Hothi
Aurora Family Dentistry

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