Dental Hygiene

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 can prevent these problems as well as provide you with good oral hygiene.

Comprehensive Oral Exam

A comprehensive oral exam lays the foundation for excellent dental care. At Oakville Dental, we recommend a comprehensive dental exam for all patients that are new to our practice and for existing patients, every three years.

The mouth is really a window into the body. Medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and oral cancer may be discovered by a comprehensive dental exam before symptoms show up elsewhere in the body.

An initial comprehensive dental exam includes the following:

  • Medical history
  • Dental history
  • Head and neck exam
  • TMJ (jaw joint) evaluation
  • Oral soft tissue exam
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Bite analysis
  • Orthodontic screening
  • Charting existing teeth, restorations and decay
  • Periodontal (gum) charting and evaluation
  • Digital x-rays
  • Digital photographs
  • Cosmetic/smile evaluation
  • Impressions/molds of the teeth (when indicated) to make stone models for analysis
  • To reserve your comprehensive examination or to find out what we can do to improve your smile, contact us today.