The Importance Of Dental Cleanings And Exams

Dental Cleanings & Exams 3 in Winnipeg, MB by Dr. Doug McDermid of Lakewood Dental Centre

Don’t skip out on seeing the dentist twice a year to ensure your smile stays healthy and beautiful. If it’s been six months or more since you last saw a dentist for a thorough dental cleaning and exam, call Lakewood Dental Centre at (204) 977-8515 to book an appointment with us!

We offer a wide variety of dental treatments at our Winnipeg, MB dentist office, including a variety of general dentistry options for patients of all ages. We do our best to provide the majority of dental options you and your family need in one location.

For your convenience, we accept a variety of payment options. We close a little early on Fridays but we keep the standard nine-to-five schedule you’d expect from a dentist and offer extended hours as well. So you can get your and your loved ones’ general dentistry needs taken care of before or after school or work, we are open:

  • Starting at 8:00 a.m. on Mondays
  • Early at 7:00 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
  • Until 6:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Until 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays
  • Until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays

To learn a little more about how important dental cleanings and exams are when it comes to staying on top of your oral health, read on below.

Book A Dental Cleaning And Exam And Keep Your Smile Healthy

Your teeth may seem ultra smooth, but there are actually grooves in your enamel that are thinner than a single bristle from a toothbrush. Needless to say, you can’t get inside those fine details of your teeth to clean them with a normal toothbrush.

When you visit our Winnipeg, MB dentist office, we will use special instruments and techniques to clean every tooth in your mouth and your gums more thoroughly than you ever could at home. This way, we’ll get rid of the bad bacteria on your teeth that can lead to tooth decay if left unchecked.

We will also give your oral health a thorough evaluation, checking for any signs of dental problems. For example, you may be showing signs of early-stage gum disease and not even know it. But as any good, well-trained dentist would, we will provide a gum disease treatment or another procedure you may need.

By catching signs of decay and other concerns early, we’ll be able to address the issue while it is still small and easily managed. Not only will this be good for your smile, it will also save you time and money in the long run because you won’t have to visit us multiple times and pay for more complex treatments.

If you’re the type of person that avoids the dentist until you have a problem, you may be misunderstanding why dental cleanings and exams are recommended so frequently. The whole point of routine dental visits is to prevent oral health problems from occurring.

Of course, there may be something that has been keeping you from seeing the dentist. You may be busy or you may even have a fear of the dentist. Whatever the cause of your skipping your dental cleanings, we want to help you overcome it. We even have some options to help relieve dental anxiety if necessary. For example, we offer various amenities, including:

  • TVs and headphones in our care rooms to help distract and entertain you
  • Warm blankets to keep you cozy
  • Nitrous oxide dental sedation, more commonly referred to as “laughing gas”

If you have been neglecting your proper oral health habits, we can help you get back on track. We will not make you feel judged about the current state of your teeth. Our job is to help you improve your smile, not feel guilty about it.

Along with maintaining regular dental cleanings and exams at the dentist, there’s a lot you should be doing on your own to keep your teeth looking and working great. But don’t be intimidated, by making the following behaviors a habit, you’ll do your part to maintain your oral health:

  • Brush your teeth for about two minutes twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Floss between all of your teeth at least once daily
  • Use a mouthwash or rinse if you desire or are recommended
  • Drink plenty of water

We look forward to helping you improve your oral health!

To book an appointment for a dental cleaning and exam at Lakewood Dental Centre, give us a call at (204) 977-8515. You can also use our online form to schedule or ask questions.

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