Stop dental issues before they start with preventative dentistry at Panatella Dental. Regular visits to your dentist are vital to achieving greater oral and overall health. Our team of dedicated dentists is committed to ensuring you keep a healthy smile with regular cleaning and sealants, as well as by equipping you with the knowledge you need to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more serious oral health issues.
Schedule a dental checkup in Calgary and learn more about the importance of preventative dentistry at our clinic. We accept walk-ins are always welcoming new patients. Give us a call today to book an appointment.
When you visit us for a dental checkup in Calgary, we’ll follow the same basic steps at each appointment.
Oral examination: First, your dentist will evaluate your mouth and make note of any spots that appear to be in trouble. He or she will be looking for cavities and signs of oral health problems such as gum disease. The dentist will also ask you about any tooth sensitivity you may have.
X-rays: Next, your dentist will take X-rays of your teeth to see if there are any deeper issues that need to be addressed.
Cleaning: Your dentist will then perform a professional teeth cleaning to help improve your dental hygiene and provide you with other dental benefits.
Sealants: If any cavities were found during the examination, your dentist will either fill them at that appointment or ask you to schedule another appointment to receive sealants.
Screening: About once per year, your dentist will also perform an oral cancer screening to check for signs of abnormal tissues and other problems.
Before, during, or after your dental checkup, you will have time to voice any concerns you have about your dental health. Topics you may want to discuss can include:
Bad breath: Causes of halitosis include infrequent brushing and flossing, gum disease, smoking, and more. If you brush frequently but still experience bad breath, discuss potential causes with your dentist.
Periodontal (gum) disease: Caused by bacteria found in plaque, gum disease can lead to loose teeth and eventually periodontitis. Be sure to discuss preventative measures with your dentist.
Tooth sensitivity: Usually most noticeable after consuming hot or cold drinks and foods, tooth sensitivity is a very common concern. Easily treated with a fluoride rinse, be sure to discuss any tooth sensitivity you have with your dentist.
Dry mouth: Often a side effect of taking prescription drugs, certain diseases, and infection treatments, dry mouth causes frequent thirst, sores in mouth, cracked lips, dry tongue, and more. Talk to your dentist about ways to care for this issue at home.
Your dentist may also want to discuss your at-home oral hygiene and your diet, as these factors also affect your overall and dental health.
Whether it’s time for your 6-month appointment or you simply haven’t visited a dentist in a while, be sure to schedule a dental checkup with Calgary’s Panatella Dental. Our team provides comprehensive preventative treatments designed to help you avoid oral health problems.