Routine exams and cleanings are the primary reasons that most patients begin seeing their Surrey dentist. Patients who are dedicated to semiannual dental visits are taking action to protect their oral health in the long-term.
Our practice offers prophylaxis (cleanings) and exams, and we encourage patients to schedule these appointments every six months. This is the optimal interval for professional cleanings to clear away plaque and tartar buildup and prevent the adverse effects they can cause when left unchecked. Your dentist will inspect your mouth for signs of other concerns, such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, during the exam.
For some patients, these routine exams can be life-saving. During these exams, your dentist will also look for signs of oral cancer, and our practice’s VelScope technology can help detect abnormal cells at their earliest stages. VelScope is a device that emits a blue light and relies on differences in the way that normal and abnormal cells react to that light to pinpoint problem areas.