Achieving a healthy smile starts with regular teeth cleanings and examinations by an experienced dentist. In Waterloo and Kitchener, Dr. Ashraf and his team welcome patients of all ages to visit every six months for routine dental hygiene appointments.
There’s an important reason why you need to see a dentist every six months—you receive specialized care and attention that you can’t get at home. At your dental cleaning, our team will:
- Oral Health Evaluations: Our staff will take digital x-rays and scans of your teeth. With these images, our dentist can help track changes in the movement, alignment, and health of your mouth. This will help Dr. Ashraf catch and monitor potential problems like tooth decay, impacted wisdom teeth, and oral cancer before they grow dangerous. If we notice something out of the ordinary, our Waterloo dentist can provide you with your treatment options and help you select a solution that works for your smile and budget.
- Flossing and Polishing: Even the most diligent daily flossers aren’t immune to plaque and calculus (tartar) accumulation. During your biannual visit, our hygienists will remove any calculus from teeth and check for signs of tooth decay or gum disease. After a thorough cleaning and polishing, you’ll leave our office with a set of beautifully clean pearly whites.
Attending routine dental cleanings also provides the perfect opportunity for you to ask questions about your oral hygiene routine at home, oral health overall, and to express any other concerns you have about your smile. At Dr. Ashraf’s office, we’re committed to providing every patient with the information needed to keep smiles healthy and strong between appointments.
Tooth decay happens when bacteria eats away at the enamel, the hard outer shell of your teeth. Tooth decay can cause pain, infections, and weaken the overall strength and structure of your mouth, which compromises your health. That’s why it’s so important to get your cavities filled as soon as you can.
When you come to our Waterloo dentist for a filling, we are committed to keeping the process as painless and comfortable as possible. For added relief, Dr. Ashraf will numb the area around your tooth with the revolutionary Single Tooth Anesthesia System™ (STA System). The STA System removes needles and syringes from the equation, making the experience much less daunting for all patients, including those with dental anxiety. Once your tooth is numb, we will clear out the decay and fill the hole with strong fillings that match the rest of your teeth.
At Dr. K. Ashraf Dentistry, we pride ourselves in using metal-free fillings to restore smiles to their original look and strength. If you have old silver fillings, be sure to ask our Waterloo dentist above amalgam filling removal and replacement with a tooth-colored composite filling.