Oral Health Is About More Than Just Your Teeth
It is about being both healthy and happy, having the confidence to be yourself, and being able to #ownyoursmile. At Arora Dental, our dental hygiene team is committed to providing you with the highest standard of dental care. We strive for excellence through continuing education, training exercises, monthly team meetings, team building activities, and taking pride in providing our patients with the best experience every time.
Going to the dentist on a regular basis may not be everyone’s favourite thing to do, but it is an important thing that should be done. Routine cleanings benefit you in many ways. Even with good at-home dental care (brushing and flossing), a visit to your dental hygienist is needed. Your hygienist removes plaque that you are not able to remove yourself. If left too long, plaque turns into tartar which can lead to cavities. At these visits, your hygienist will also check for oral cancer and any other noticeable concerns. Bitewing x-rays are taken at these visits as well, which detect decay, infection, and any other issues not detectable by the naked eye. Keeping on top of your x-rays helps catch things before they become problems. And keeping on top of your routine cleanings helps keep your mouth healthy and clean.
Certain medical conditions are closely linked to dental health and may require more frequent visits to the dentist to manage them. Heart disease, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis can affect your teeth and gums, while lung disease and diabetes may have a link to gum disease. If you are at risk of dental disease and any associated medical conditions, your dental provider may recommend more frequent visits.
If you require premedication before dental appointments to help prevent infection, your family doctor or specialist will prescribe it for you before coming to see us.
Certain medications can have side effects such as dry mouth, which can cause oral health issues. Please let us know if you are taking any medications so that we can provide you with the best possible care.
Dry mouth is a condition in which your salivary glands do not produce enough saliva. Saliva helps protect your teeth against harmful bacteria that leads to decay, enhances your ability to taste, makes it easier to chew and swallow, and aids in digestion. If you suffer from dry mouth, speak with your dental provider about using Biotene, a manmade solution with pH levels similar to natural saliva that helps relieve dryness and pain. Biotene is available as a toothpaste, mouthwash, spray, and gel.