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Preventive Dental Hygiene

Visiting Alouette Dental Centre in Maple Ridge for regular oral examinations can help you prevent dental issues and maintain a healthy smile. 

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Oral Examinations

Ideally twice each year, you'll see your dentist for a regular oral exam. This gives them the opportunity to identify any oral health issues and develop a plan to treat them accordingly. 

During your exam, your dentist will closely check the health of your gums, teeth, jaw and bite. Exams can also include dental X-Rays, an oral cancer screening and other diagnostic procedures.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues. During your exam, your dentist will check your face, neck, tongue, lips, throat, gums and tissues for any symptoms of oral cancer, which might be difficult to detect with the naked eye. 

Oral Health Care at Home

Keep your smile healthy between dental appointments by brushing your teeth twice every day for two minutes each time. Floss at least once a day. 

Hygiene Cleaning

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

To start, they will use a scaler to remove any tartar and plaque build-up. Next, they will use a polisher and coarse toothpaste to remove any remaining stains and plaque. This will be followed by a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums. 

Fluoride Treatment

Has your dentist indicated that you or your child are at high risk for tooth decay? A fluoride treatment may be recommended. This natural mineral can help to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse tooth decay. 

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New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in Maple Ridge? We're happy to welcome new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started today. 

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604-467-6333