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General Checkup

It can be difficult to know how often to consult with your dentist. At Downtown Dental Centre in St. Catharines we recommend that you visit with us at least twice a year, for our hygiene/cleaning services, as well as for a general checkup. A general checkup is essentially an examination of your teeth and mouth. As part of our dental services offerings, our dentist will perform an examination to look for signs of any number of dental health issues:


  • Cavities
  • Gingivitis
  • Plaque/tartar
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Fungal infections
  • Mouth lesions
  • Periodontal disease
  • Infection
  • Tooth loss
  • Oral cancer
  • Improper hygiene

In addition to checking your mouth, gums, and tongue for symptoms of these oral health issues, our dental services also include a general checkup of your neck, jaw, and lymph nodes for swelling, lumps, or other abnormalities. If any are found it could be a sign of a major health issue, and our dentist will alert you to it and refer you to the appropriate medical professional. This could result in a serious disease being identified early enough to make a huge positive impact on your overall health.

A crucial part of visiting your dentist at Downtown Dental Centre in St. Catharines for dental services at least every six months is getting your teeth and jaw bone x-rayed. X-ray images allow us to see what is happening beneath the surfaces of your mouth, and can find and diagnose issues that may be invisible to the naked eye, such as:


  • Impacted teeth
  • Damage to the jawbone
  • Bone decay
  • Early signs of tooth decay
  • Swelling
  • Cysts
  • Tumours

If any of the above are true and you live in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Thorold or surrounding cities, please call us today and book an appointment! Downtown Dental Centre will take care of all your dental needs; we are dedicated to you and your healthy teeth, healthy gums, and whiter smile!



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