Why Regular Dental Checkups Matter

checkupDr. Lori Lahti at Dentistry on the Bay in Parry Sound welcomes new patients of all ages to her practice. Have you been to the dentist recently? Getting professional oral cleanings is an important part of your overall health. Dentists perform a number of critical services during a routine checkup and cleaning.

Adults and children should visit a dentist at least twice a year. At each dental visit, your dentist or dental hygienist will professionally clean your teeth and gums. This thorough cleaning goes way beyond what you can do at home with a toothbrush, mouthwash and floss. In addition to cleaning, a dentist can perform x-rays and screen for oral cancer. Discovering early signs of disease can save lives. Dentists can also recommend solutions to an overbite or gaps between teeth, check fillings and discuss whether braces are needed for you or your child.

If you or a loved one is experiencing any kind of oral pain, don’t delay. Emergency dental visits are scheduled as soon as possible, just call for an appointment. Dentists can perform a range of diagnostic services to determine and resolve the cause of pain in the tooth and gums. Pain is a sign that something is wrong. It may be an infection or injury. Your dentist will know whether you need dental treatment, antibiotics or a referral to a specialist.

Your dental visit is also a great time to ask questions. Tell your dentist if you’ve experienced any changes in your mouth, medications or lifestyle. Chat about any services you’d like to learn more about. Dentists are there to help.

Dr. Lori Lahti and her staff look forward to meeting you. Offering a full array of restorative, cosmetic and diagnostic services, Dr. Lahti enjoys serving the Parry Sound community. Their office offers routine cleanings, Invisalign®, dentures, implants and more. Visit them to discuss how healthy, functional and beautiful teeth can change your life.

Dentistry on the Bay is located at 61 Bowes Street in Parry Sound. Dr. Lahti’s dental practice offers a friendly, caring environment. They would be happy to discuss your dental concerns and offer options for any dental issues that arise. Call Dr. Lahti at 705-746-2772 for an appointment, or email info@dentistryonthebay.ca. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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