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Transform your smile to uplift your life

Why should you take care of your teeth?

Teeth help us enjoy different varieties of food and help digest what we consume. What is more, they play a crucial role in contributing towards our appearance. Do you feel uncomfortable about smiling when someone is taking a photograph? Having good dental health allows you to smile without thinking about it twice and can have a positive impact on your overall health. At Sheen Dental, we believe that having good dental health will pave the way to a life of minimum distress caused by toothaches and pains. Taking time to properly clean your teeth and get them checked to see whether everything is safe should save a lot of time and trouble in the long run.

What are the responsibilities of a dentist?

A dentist is a trained and experienced professional responsible for taking care of teeth. When a patient visits a dental clinic, the dentist will look at the patient’s teeth to make sure they do not have any pressing dental problems. They will also examine the mouth to check whether the patient’s teeth are growing and developing correctly.

We recommend visiting our dentist at least once in six months. This will make sure that you do not regret having avoided treatment earlier on to prevent an inconvenient dental problem that has escalated due to negligence. Regular visits to our dentist will help nip any dental problem in the bud.

How are teeth cleaned by a dentist?

Our dentist Richmond will check a patient's teeth and clean them. You will be asked to sit underneath a bright light, and our dental practitioner will examine your teeth. They will use different equipment like a tooth scraper, mirror and a special toothbrush. A dental practitioner will make sure that your teeth are free of substances like plaque, which, if left, will cause tooth decay by encouraging bacteria growth.

Then they will go ahead and brush your teeth with a special kind of toothbrush and toothpaste. This toothbrush has a round tip that rotates around and around to clean teeth. The toothpaste used by our dentist Richmond is grittier than the usual ones available in stores.

We think that if you are not sure you are brushing your teeth properly, you should go ahead and ask the dental professional how to do it, and they will tell you if you are doing it right or not.

What are some other procedures conducted by dentists?

Our dentist Richmond will use X rays to spot cavities in your mouth. The dentist will look at the X-ray and identify the presence of cavities and their locations in your mouth. They will check if the top row and the bottom row of your teeth work simultaneously, also called checking for the bite.

Then our dentist will discuss the condition of your dental health with you and discuss any treatment as seen necessary. If you, for example, have a cavity, they might remove the tooth or fill it in using tooth-coloured or silver-coloured fillings. We believe that visiting a dentist regularly will help uplift the quality of your overall well being.


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