At Image Smiles, our Vancouver dentists offer preventive dental services, including exams, hygiene cleanings and fluoride treatments, to help you maintain a healthy smile.
Dental Cleanings & Examinations
Regular dental appointments include professional cleanings and examinations to help prevent problems such as cavities, gum disease and infection in adults and children.
These appointments are generally recommended every six months, and allow your dental team to identify and treat any issues during early stages of development.
Your dental hygienists will provide a deep cleaning, including scaling, root planing, polishing, fluoride, digital x-rays and recommendations for preventive care between appointments.
Your dentist will provide a comprehensive examination and discuss their findings with you. This will also give you an opportunity to voice any concerns you may have.
Fluoride is a natural mineral found in soil, air, water and some foods. It is commonly used in dentistry to help prevent or reverse tooth decay by rebuilding the minerals that make your teeth strong.
If your dentist finds you are at risk for tooth decay during your examination, they may recommend a professional fluoride treatment which has a higher concentration of fluoride than over-the-counter products.
Fluoride may be applied in the form of a rinse, foam, gel or varnish. It only takes a few minutes, you may just need to avoid food or drinks for 30 minutes afterwards so it can fully absorb.