Preventative dental care procedures and treatments are designed to preserve your natural teeth, gums, and jaw bones by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases. Preventative dental care helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, and beautiful smile.
Examples of preventative dentistry are regular cleanings at your bi-annual dental appointment, the placement of “sealant” to prevent decay from forming in the deep crevices of your back teeth, X-rays, fluoride application, and regular home care.
At Hill Crest Dental Centre, our mission is to educate our patients on proper oral home care from brushing, flossing, fluoride rinses, and a balanced diet. We strongly believe in the interaction between your oral health and your overall health, and we are here to educate you to make the right choices.
Mouth Guards and Sports Guards
Bruxism is the term used to describe the clenching and grinding of teeth, often during sleep. Many patients afflicted by this condition are unaware of the habit until a spouse hears the grinding at night or damage is noticed by the dentist. Depending on the severity of the grinding, dental problems resulting from it range from chipping and wearing down of tooth surfaces, sensitive teeth, painful jaw muscles, and damage to existing dental work.
A Night Guard is an appliance made for patients who grind their teeth at night. It is custom-made by a dental lab using moulds of the patient’s teeth, which allows for a comfortable fit and proper breathing.
Sports Guards are mouth guards worn by children or adults involved in any contact sport or activity. These custom-fabricated appliances provide a comfortable fit and offer the best protection against tooth loss and other oral injuries in sports-related trauma.
VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening
The VELscope® is a handheld device that is used by dentists to detect a wide variety of oral abnormalities in the lips, mouth, and upper throat. The VELscope® examination is a painless, non-invasive procedure that takes a couple of minutes to complete, and does not involve any rinses or dyes. By shining a safe, blue light into the patient’s oral cavity, the dentist is able to differentiate between normal and abnormal tissues. The VELscope® examination provides your dentist with early, visual information in the detection of oral pre-cancers and cancer, even when they are invisible under ordinary light.
Finding oral cancer in its early stages is key to improving the survival rates. Early screening, diagnosis, and treatment planning save lives. The next time you come in for a check-up, ask for a VELscope® exam.
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