Maintain Healthy Smiles With Regular Dental Check-ups
Prevention is key. Proper and regular at-home oral hygiene is important, but having regular professional checks up using up-to-date knowledge and modern technology can help you keep your teeth for life
What Does A Dentist Check During A Regular Visit?
Tooth Decay: When you go to the Dentist, checking for tooth decay is one part of a thorough dental examination.
Gums: It is an important part of your six month Dental check up where the Dentist will do a thorough gum check up to see if your gums are bleeding and also to check the tartar level. Healthy gums lead to healthy teeth and any signs of gum diseases are noted and explained.
XRay: Your dentist might ask you take some x rays depending on your problem. X Ray can identify tooth decay and your dentist and recommend filling or root canal.
Loose Teeth: The Dentist will also check for any loose teeth during the process and advise you of it.
Wisdom Teeth: Checking your wisdom teeth is an important part of the process, where your Dentist will advise if it is advisable to keep those teeth or remove them.
It is important to let the dentist/Hygienist/ Oral health therapist know of any changes since your last dental check-up. These changes can include but are not limited to medication, medical conditions, allergies, previous experiences with dental treatment, anxiety or discomfort, main concerns etc.
Why do I need and X-ray? X rays are important to find cavities, check tooth roots and if there are any abscess near the root, your jaw alignment, decay and any periodontal disease – What Happens after a dental check-up? Healthy Lifestyle and Dental Care? A healthy lifestyle has an effect on your oral health, not only on the color of your teeth. Smoking, alcohol and acidic foods are detrimental to not only to your overall health and your teeth. If the dentist thinks that you require further treatment, they will either make a referral to a specialist or outline the follow steps that need to be taken to get your pearly whites looking their best.