Oral hygiene and preventative care are the primary focus of every treatment we offer our patients here at Norton Dental Barrie. Regularly scheduled dental exams and professional teeth cleanings twice a year significantly reduce your risk for developing serious oral health issues.
Early detection is critical in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. At Norton Dental Barrie, our team of specialists will help you to maintain your smile by diagnosing and treating potential issues before they can evolve into a more severe, and more costly problem.
Dental examinations not only ensure your teeth remain healthy and strong, they can also reveal important information about your overall health. More than 90 percent of systemic diseases, such as diabetes, have oral symptoms that can aid early detection. Other diseases with oral manifestations such as swollen gums, mouth ulcers or dry mouth include leukemia, kidney disease, oral cancer, pancreatic cancer, and heart disease.
Your oral hygiene is directly related to your overall health. Gum diseases has been linked to heart disease and stroke. Women with gum disease also have greater chances of premature, low birth weight infants.
Our patients' health is our primary concern here at Norton Dental Barrie. Proper oral hygiene through regular dental checkups and dental cleanings make all the difference in aiding early detection of potential health issues. Our team of specialists can even detect malnutrition, developmental and growth issues as well as improper jaw alignment. Aside from helping you stay healthy, oral hygiene helps your expenses by avoiding costly procedures that are required for more severe oral health problems.
During each dental examination, our team of dentists perform an oral cancer screening, x-rays, update your medical history and thoroughly inspect your gums and teeth to keep your smile its healthiest. Any tartar or calculus is gently removed from the teeth to prevent gum irritation and the onset of gum disease. A dental polish will also help to remove any stains that could not otherwise be removed with regular brushing and flossing.
At Norton Dental Barrie dental examinations and cleanings are a comfortable experience typically lasting no longer than an hour. Our patients may enjoy catching up on their favorite tv series with our flat screen tvs or enjoy relaxing music. Our staff will remain in touch with you on a semi-annual basis to book your oral hygiene appointments.