Dr. France Chevalier is a holistic dentist in the K1P 6K6 Ottawa area who is committed to helping new and existing patients in rejuvenating their smiles—both in appearance and health. When patients visit her practice looking for a holistic dentist who can care for their smile, Dr. France Chevalier is happy to assist. She offers a wide range of services including orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, emergency dental care, and preventative dentistry to help patients with dental concerns in her centrally located practice. Conveniently accessible in downtown Ottawa, Dr. France Chevalier’s practice is a “one stop shop” for many services.
One of the most important aspects of dentistry is preventative dentistry. Preventative dentistry is the act of caring for the smile in various ways to ensure that health is maintained. By being proactive about dental health, patients can reduce their risks for serious concerns that may develop such as large areas of tooth decay or periodontal disease.
Dr. France Chevalier will focus on several methods of preventing major dental concerns including:
Daily Hygiene and Oral Care
It is important that patients understand the basics of good dental health. They are encouraged to brush after every meal, floss once a day, and visit their dentist regularly—preferably twice a year—for cleanings and examinations. These steps alone can dramatically improve one’s dental health and they should not be overlooked. Bacteria, plaque, tartar, and food particles can all wreak havoc on otherwise healthy teeth so it is essential that these steps be closely followed.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer is a serious condition that can be caught and treated early with minimal problems. Dr. France Chevalier offers an oral cancer screening during the first and subsequent visits to her practice to ensure the health and wellness of everyone’s smiles. She can look for abnormal tissues in the mouth that may indicate cancer and perform biopsies when necessary.
Educating patients about the importance of dental health is another aspect of preventative dentistry. If patients are not advised as to how to maintain their oral health, they may not be able to achieve it. During every dental appointment, patients have the chance to ask Dr. France Chevalier any questions they may have about their oral health.
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