How often should I visit my toronto dentist?
Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check-ups and cleanings, at least every six months, can prevent these problems and help you keep your smile for a lifetime. In addition, flossing daily and brushing twice a day are the best ways at preventing gum disease and tooth decay at home.
Why do I need dental x-rays?
In preventive dentistry, x-rays are the first step to establishing a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. A full set of x-rays is an important part of a thorough dental examination. It gives Dr. Daphne Kwan, vital information she can’t get from a visual inspection of your mouth. Dental x-rays allow her to evaluate:
- Cavities between the teeth
- Worn-out fillings and crowns
- Tartar on the roots
- Receding bone levels and abscesses