Annual Checkups in Drayton Valley to Maintain Your Oral Health
Regular oral screening helps patients and dentists identify serious oral issues at an early age so that they can be treated effectively. Annual checkups also help diagnose diseases like oral cancer at an early stage. At Cornerstone Denture Clinic, we offer annual checkups for patients in and around Drayton Valley to help them take care of their oral health and general well-being. Our team is highly skilled in delivering quality denture care. Get in touch with us to book your appointment, or visit us for a free consultation.
VELscope® VX: Two Minutes That Could Save Your Life
Cornerstone Denture Clinic offers VELscope® VX, which is a natural fluorescent instrument that helps us detect oral disease and cancer not visible under ordinary light. With the VELscope VX, we can find potential problems before they become serious issues. Ask about an oral health exam. The 2 minutes it takes could save your life!
Taking Care of Your Oral Health
Our annual checkups include assessing the patient’s detailed medical and dental history. This is followed by visual and digital examinations of the mouth, head, neck, TMJ, lips, tongue, salivary glands, lymph nodes, and the back of the throat.
Regular dental checkups are also needed to keep your dentures comfortable and in good shape. When you receive your new dentures, you may need further adjustments. You should see your denturist annually for a checkup for the health of the tissues in your mouth and the proper fit of your dentures. You should keep in mind the following:
Lower dentures should be relined about every 2 years
Upper dentures should be relined about every 3-4 years
Dentures should be replaced about every 5 years
Taking Care of Your Dentures
The life of your dentures depends on how you handle them. Apart from maintaining daily hygiene and regular relining, here are a few things that you should consider to extend the life of your dentures:
Use the solutions and products provided by your denturist to clean your dentures
Switch to a denture brush
When not in use, keep your dentures safely in a denture case
Do not use bleach to clean your dentures
Dentures wear out over time; it's natural. When you visit your denturist for regular checkups, it helps them analyze the condition of your dentures and suggest solutions. This also helps you avoid further deterioration of your dentures and saves you from the embarrassment of broken or damaged dentures. The denturist at Cornerstone Denture Clinic has the skills and equipment to restore your denture to its original shape and condition so that you do not face any discomfort. Please schedule an appointment at your convenience.