Preventive Care from the Dentist in Banff
Brushing and flossing at home are important for the prevention of cavities and gum disease, but for a long-lasting smile, you need to visit your dentist regularly, too. With a checkup and cleaning every six months, we can prevent issues and diagnose problems early to help you enjoy your healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime to come. Learn more about oral examinations and hygiene from the dentist in Banff, then schedule an appointment for your six month checkup and cleaning today.
How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?
Patients of all ages benefit from regular dental appointments, and we welcome the whole family at Banff Family Dentistry. Most people need to see the dentist at least every six months, but patients who are at-risk of tooth decay or gum disease (like heavy smokers, drinkers, older patients, or people taking medications that cause dry mouth) may need to visit the dentist even more frequently. Dr. Sajjad will advise you on how often you should come in for preventive care.
What to Expect from a Checkup and Cleaning
When you visit our office for your checkup and cleaning, we’ll greet you warmly and show you to one of our comfortable examination rooms. If it’s time for x-rays, we’ll capture images of your teeth and surrounding oral structures.
After a brief chat about your oral health and any potential concerns, one of our dental hygienists will remove plaque and tartar from around your teeth and gums. Plaque is the clear, sticky substance that forms on your teeth throughout the day. When it’s not thoroughly cleaned off, it turns into hard tartar, or the yellow stuff that can only be removed by a professional.
Your dental hygienist will make notes on your gum health during the hygiene portion of your visit. If you’ve got any pockets between your teeth and gums, that’s a warning sign of infection. We can advise you on better dental hygiene to reverse or prevent gum disease.
After your teeth have been cleaned, your dentist performs a thorough inspection of your mouth and any x-rays we’ve taken, looking out for the warning signs that indicate…
• Tooth decay
• Faulty dental work
• Problems with the jaw (TMJ)
• Nighttime teeth grinding
• Oral cancer
• And other oral health concerns
A Personalized Treatment Plan Created Just for You
If Dr. Sajjad comes across any areas of concern during your dental checkup, we won’t delay in putting together a plan to restore your smile to its original health. Banff Family Dentistry offers a number of restorative dental treatments, including…
• Tooth-colored fillings
• Crown and bridge
• Root canal
• Dental implants
Once your teeth are as healthy as can be, we look forward to discussing your options in cosmetic dentistry.