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Preventive Dental Hygiene

Regular oral examinations and hygiene cleanings at James Bay Dental in Victoria can help you prevent dental issues and keep your smile healthy.

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Oral Examinations

Regular oral exams, ideally twice a year, give your dentist the opportunity to identify any oral health issues and construct a treatment plan to deal with them accordingly. 

During your exam, your dentist will take a close look at the health of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite. Exams may also include dental X-rays, an oral cancer screening and other diagnostic procedures.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues. During your exam, your dentist will check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer. 

Oral Health Care at Home

To keep your smile healthy between dental appointments, be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time, and floss at least once a day. 

Hygiene Cleaning

Before or after your exam, your dental hygienist should perform a deep cleaning of your teeth and gums to prevent and treat disease.

To begin, they will use a scaler to remove any tartar and plaque build-up. Next they will use a polisher and coarse toothpaste to remove any leftover stains or plaque, followed by a thorough flossing of your teeth and gums.

Fluoride Treatment

If you or your child has a high risk of tooth decay, your dentist may also recommend a fluoride treatment. Fluoride is a natural mineral that can help to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse tooth decay. 

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Welcoming New Patients

We are happy to accept new patients to our dental clinic. Don't hesitate to contact us and take the first step in receiving dental treatment from our team.

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