Preventive Dental Hygiene

Regular oral examinations and hygiene cleanings at Southwest Dental Care in London can help you prevent any dental issues and keep your smile healthy.

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Preventive Dental Hygiene, London Dentist

Oral Examinations

Routine oral exams, performed twice a year, give your dentist the opportunity to spot the early signs of any oral health issues and treat problems before they become more serious. 

During your exam, the dentist will check the health of your teeth, gums, jaw and bite. Routine examinations may also include dental x-rays, an oral cancer screening and other diagnostic procedures if required.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth or surrounding tissues, and can be difficult to detect with the naked eye. During your exam, the dentist will check your 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 thoroughly twice daily for two minutes each time, and floss at least once a day. 

Hygiene Cleaning

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

Your hygienist will begin by using 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, then complete your cleaning with thorough flossing of your teeth and gums.

Fluoride Treatment

Your dentist may also recommend a fluoride treatment if you or your child has a high risk of tooth decay. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found throughout the earth's crust which can help to rebuild the minerals in your tooth enamel to prevent or reverse tooth decay.

Preventive Dental Hygiene, London Dentist

New Patients Always Welcome

Looking for a dentist in London? We're happily accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us to get started today.

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Hours

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Saturday: 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed


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(519) 668-6844