Dental Exams & Cleanings in Etobicoke

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Protecting Healthy Smiles

Dental exams and cleanings are an essential part of your oral care. Visiting the dentist can be intimidating, but we’re on your team! We’re here to support your dental health so you can keep smiling.

Visit Marks Dentistry for dental exams and cleanings.

Dental Cleanings

If you’ve visited the dentist in the past, you’ve probably wondered about the dental team members attending to your dental care. Although your dentist performs the dental exam, you’ll likely first meet with a dental hygienist or dental assistant.

A dental hygienist is trained to clean your teeth and help you develop home care for your unique dental care needs. A dental assistant prepares the tools for your visit, including sterilizing instruments or assisting the dentist during treatment. Both dental hygienists and dental assistants can:

  • Take X-rays or dental impressions
  • Apply polish or fluoride

Dental Exams

Many patients don’t realize how much happens during a dental exam. You may have thought the dentist was only double-checking after the dental hygienist. Although the dentist may look over areas identified by the dental hygienist, your dentist is trained to recognize various factors affecting your mouth, jaw, and overall health.

During your dental exam, your dentist will commonly check some of the following:

  • Gum health
  • Tooth decay
  • Tongue health
  • Early signs of cavities
  • The roof of your mouth
  • Previous dental work
  • Teeth position (spacing, bite, etc.)
  • Signs of clenching or grinding
  • Inflammation or bleeding
  • Signs of mouth or throat cancer
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
  • Face, jaw, and mouth bones

Dentists can help diagnose health problems before they interfere with comfort and function. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends a dental exam every 6 months, but the frequency is typically determined by patients’ oral health and the recommendations of their dentist.

After assessing your dental health, our dentists can advise you about when you should schedule your next appointment.

Dental Care for People with Special Needs

All Canadians deserve access to oral health services, but certain vulnerable groups are more susceptible to oral health problems. People with cognitive or developmental disabilities are more likely to develop cavities and gum disease.

The CDA and Ontario Dental Association (ODA) have created dental care resources for parents, caregivers, and dental teams. A team approach can help improve the quality and comfort of care for individuals with special needs.

Marks Dentistry is committed to accessible and quality oral health care. Ask our staff if you have questions about our approach and how we can help you prepare for your next visit.

We’re Your Oral Health Team

Maintaining your oral health takes teamwork. Together, your dental team assesses your unique oral care needs and provides guidance on what you can do at home. Keeping your teeth strong and your gums healthy begins here.

Book an appointment with Marks Dentistry so we can join your healthcare team.

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Family Dentistry

We’re happy to welcome new and existing families to our practice. Our team is experienced in helping people of all ages with their dentistry needs. From routine visits to emergency care and cosmetic dentistry, we make sure your entire family is feeling their best.

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Find Us in Etobicoke

Marks Dentistry is located off the Gardiner Expressway, by the 427. Our office is right on Brown’s Line with plenty of free parking out front and in the back.

Our Address

  • 604 Brown’s Line
  • Etobicoke, ON M8W 3V5

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