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Etobicoke, ON residents learn the importance of routine cleanings in family dental care
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Located in Etobicoke, ON, Dr. Shefali Tuli and the staff at Sherway Dentistry strives to provide patients with beautiful, healthy smiles. We offer a range of general, cosmetic, reconstructive, and orthodontic services to provide all around dental care for our patients. As part of our family dental care services, we offer routine cleanings and preventative care to maintain the health of the mouth while addressing any issues in an efficient manner.
Basic oral hygiene
Good dental care requires a joint effort between the patient, hygienist, and dentist. Your team works together to preserve the quality of your oral structures. As the patient, your role is to follow proper oral health habits at home. Positive oral hygiene includes:
- Brushing your teeth after meals or at least twice per day
- Flossing once per day
- Rinsing with mouthwash or using oral irrigator
- Replacing your toothbrush every 4-6 months
- Visiting your dentist for routine examinations twice per day
The importance of dental cleanings
Routine dental examinations are used to deep clean your teeth and to check for problems. With regular visits to the dentist, if problems do arise between visits, they are caught and addressed early before they have a chance to develop into larger issues.
During your dental cleaning, your hygienist uses special instruments to remove any plaque or tartar that has built up. This cleaning differs from daily brushing at home as the hygienist can get into the hard to reach areas. Your teeth will be brushed and polished for a deep cleaning.
Once the teeth have been polished, your dentist assesses your teeth, gums, and structures of the mouth and jaw. X-rays are used to check the underlying oral structures. Your dentist checks for signs of decay or periodontal disease. Catching and treating problems early increases the likelihood of successful treatment.
If you are searching for a dentist for your family, contact Dr. Tuli and Sherway Dentistry to maintain the health of your smile. 416.639.2546
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