It’s common for some people to put off their semi-annual dental exam and professional tooth cleaning with the misguided belief that the treatments are “not that important.” What Monarch Dentistry wants to let every patient in Ontario know is that regularly scheduled dental exams and professional cleanings do more than occupy space on a calendar – they can help preserve your general health as well as your oral health!
Every dental exam and professional tooth cleaning appointment will begin with a member of our dental care team investigating the health of your mouth. Things that they will be on the lookout for include the early signs of cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer. By identifying and treating these conditions in their early stages, dental professionals can treat the conditions with a higher success rate, and often through more affordable procedures, than waiting until the conditions have become advanced. For example, if gum disease is caught before it progresses to periodontal disease, all that may be needed to treat the condition is a deep professional cleaning as opposed to the oral surgery that would become necessary if the disease were to be left untreated.
Professional dental research tells us that a patient’s oral health can be directly linked to their physical health. If you neglect your oral health, the resulting infections and gum disease could spread to other parts of your body – such as your heart – and develop into conditions that could have easily been avoided with proper oral hygiene care.
There’s a reason that dental care is left in the hands of dental professionals – because these individuals have the professional training, tools, and resources to treat oral conditions more effectively than any at-home treatment protocol – regardless of what the advertising or packaging promises. Many patients come to us after months of “trying” products at home that promised to deliver the solutions to their dental conditions – such as sensitive teeth or bleeding gums. But when they learn that their condition could be treated in one appointment at Monarch Dentistry, they can’t believe their good fortune. They’ve not only saved valuable time out of their busy schedules, but they’ve also saved money!
Book your appointment with Monarch Dentistry for a dental exam in Ontario today!