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Dental Check-Up

Dental check-ups form an essential part of general dentistry. Dentists recommend getting your dental health checked regularly to avoid future dental problems. Check-ups are generally scheduled for twice a year even though your dentist may advise you to get more frequent checks based on your unique dental health status.

Are Dental Check-Ups Really Necessary?

During a routine dental check-up, your dentist has the opportunity to examine your teeth and gums for any concerning issues. Dental check-ups are, in fact, quite necessary. The thing is that dental problems can become more and more difficult to treat, the longer they are left untreated. Your best bet is to take preventative measures, like having regular dental check-ups, to avoid serious dental problems.

The Dental Check-Up

During your routine dental check-up your dentist will examine your whole oral cavity, including your teeth and gums. They may also take x-ray pictures to help them identify any existing dental issues that may not have been visible during the normal examination. X-rays can pick up problems like impacted teeth, jawbone damage, dental decay, abscesses, tumors and cysts. Children’s x-rays can be useful for indicating the positions where their adult teeth will eventually come in.

As part of your dental check-up, your dentist will ask you about the condition of your general health. They will also ask about any recent concerns you may have been having with your dental health.

If any dental problems are spotted, your dentist will advise you about possible lifestyle changes you could implement to boost your dental health. They may recommend that you eat a heathier diet and quit bad habits like smoking. You will also receive tips on how to care for your teeth and gums to keep them healthy. The date of your next routine check-up will be discussed at the end.

Getting regular dental check-ups is a great way to steer clear of dental problems. For the best dental care in Toronto (ON), contact us at North York Smile Centre today to schedule your next dental check-up!

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We are so excited to announce that the Royal College of Dental Surgeons has just given us the green light to begin seeing all non-essential and deferred treatment! Under the guidance of the RCDSO, all dentists in Ontario will now be able to re-open their practices for routine care and treatment. ​ Up until now, due to COVID19 pandemic restrictions, dentists have only been permitted to provide ​ emergency dental treatment. ​ This means that we have been unable to provide any other type of dental procedures since mid-March.

We can't wait to get back to work and begin seeing our patients again! We are spending this week implementing the changes mandated by the ministry of health and the dental association and will resume a normal schedule starting next week. You can rest assured that the safety of our community, our patients, and our team members are of utmost importance and we will have implemented additional safety measures and precautions. This is in addition to our already strict infection control protocols that were already in place.

Please be patient with us and give us some time to contact you; if you have had an appointment rescheduled, you are at the top of our list to call. We will be doing our best to ensure that everyone is re-booked as soon as possible. However, if you would like to get in sooner, or are having a concern, please feel free to give us a call.

What can I expect at my next dental appointment?

  • We will be ​pre-screening ​all patients prior to their appointments, and one more time upon arrival.
  • We are requesting that only the person who is booked for an appointment enter the office where ever possible (parents and caregivers will be permitted if necessary).
  • Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the front entrance, and also to wear a mask until you are seated in the treatment room. (A mask will be provided if you do not have your own)
  • We will be staggering appointment times to limit the number of people in our offices to promote and encourage physical distancing.
  • There are hand hygiene stations located throughout the offices.
  • We have installed plexiglass barriers in the waiting room to protect our patients and team members.


When exactly can I book an appointment?

  • We are seeing emergencies this week, but starting Mon, June 8th, we will begin seeing all patients with outstanding treatment

What procedures will we be able to do?

  • We will be able to perform all procedures, including extractions, fillings, root canal treatments, fabricating night guards and anything else that has been delayed due to COVID19

Will I be able to get my teeth cleaned and my regular recall exam (check up)?

  • We are hoping to begin scheduling hygiene appointments by the middle of June
  • As guidelines change this may be sooner or later

How will you contact me for my next appointment?

  • One of our team members will contact you to review your needs and schedule your appointment appropriately. We will be initially focussing on following up on emergency and urgent care. Please call, text or email us if you have a specific concern and we will respond ASAP.

Do we have enough PPE?

  • Absolutely! Our offices will be well equipped to keep you and our teams safe.
  • We have been providing emergency care throughout the pandemic with appropriate PPE

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