Many medical conditions require x-rays. Doctors use them for diagnosing broken bones, looking for problems with our organs, and also for prevention such as with mammograms. Like medical x-rays, dental radiographs are necessary for diagnosis to determine the best course of treatment for your teeth and surrounding bone.
Early detection of all cancers is the key to having the best possible outcome. At Maple Mews Dental oral cancer screening is a part of your regular dental visit. We examine your lips, gums, tongue, throat and neck for unusual lumps and bumps and changes in tissue at every dental hygiene visit.
You don’t eat candy and sugary treats but yet every time you visit the dentist, you have a cavity and you just can’t figure out why!!
Foods containing carbohydrates turned into bacteria. The bacteria generates acid by- products which slowly create holes in the teeth – a cavity! If not treated, holes become larger and can destroy the whole tooth – leading to tooth loss. One of the most common causes of tooth decay are sugary drinks – hot and cold!
As the second wave is upon us, our commitment to the health and safety of our patients at Maple Mews Dental continues to be top priority! Our team is committed to prescreening and screening every patient each and every visit, our team is screened daily, our waiting room is closed and appointment times are staggered to adhere to social distancing.