Good dental hygiene in Mississauga, ON in one, two, three ways – Exams, cleanings, cancer screenings
One of every four Canadian seniors, aged 60 to 79, has no remaining natural teeth according to the Canadian Dental Association. Tooth loss is not a “normal” part of aging. Good dental hygiene in Mississauga, ON at Huron Dental Centre can prevent the leading causes of tooth loss: periodontal or gum disease, and cavities or tooth decay. So, you can keep your natural teeth for life. Additionally, recall visits paired with oral cancer screenings detect this deadly condition in its early or localized stages when treatment is more likely to be successful.
The power of partnership
Lead dentist, Dr. Jameela Jifri, generally schedules recall visits to the Huron Dental Centre every six months. However, she may recommend more frequent appointments should you be at increased risk of developing severe gum disease, tooth decay, or oral and lip cancers. These risk factors include:
- Genetics – We treat many generations of families. So, we can isolate conditions that seem to run in families and intervene early before problems present themselves. Often, problems such as gum disease are asymptomatic in their earliest stages, which makes early diagnosis at the dentist’s office all the more important.
- Pre-existing medical conditions and the drugs used to treat them – Conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure can cause dry mouth, which is a risk factor for tooth decay. More than 200 medications also have dry mouth listed as a side effect.
- Tobacco use – Smoking and the use of other products that contain nicotine interfere with your body’s immunity and ability to heal itself. Additionally, smokers are at increased risk of developing oral cancers.
Recall visits generally include an examination of your teeth and gums, and we will also look for any abnormalities that could indicate pre-cancers or cancerous lesions. Our hygienists use their professional expertise and instruments to remove hardened plaque or tartar that cannot be removed with toothbrushes and floss. They can also demonstrate ways to make cleaning at home a little easier and more effective. Our team is happy to answer questions and offer “dentist-approved” product recommendations.
Request an Appointment
If you already have active gum disease, Dr. Jifri may recommend “deep cleaning,” or scaling or root planing. This treatment removes stubborn plaque from root surfaces and softens rough areas that tend to attract and collect bacterial toxins.
A healthy mouth is built on consistent home and office hygiene routines. Call 855 393-0900 to schedule your check-up and cleaning. Patients love how fresh and clean their mouths feel afterward, and they are inspired to keep it that way.
Huron Dental Centre in Mississauga - Dr. Jameela Jifri
Your smile gives out your first impression so it needs to be protected with the best care available. For residents in the Mississauga area, Huron Dental Centre is the best place for quality dental care as we treat all our patients like our extended family. From mild issues such as oral cavities to complex dental surgeries, we provide comprehensive treatments that will suit you according to your unique conditions. Our team is led by Dr.Jameela Jifri who possesses more than two decades of dentistry experience. She and her highly skilled team of dentists who share the same values of compassion and friendly care when it comes to treating patients. Our services include but are not limited to general, cosmetic, orthodontics, children’s and emergency dentistry treatments. As we consider patients’ convenience at all times, we provide easy appointment hours including evenings and weekends, and the practice is located near Square One Shopping Mall with free parking facilities. We provide easy payment options and free consultations to help patients in need and we maintain a multilingual facility to approach all patients.
Share this Article
Back to Dental Hygiene Page