Routine Dental Checkup
A regular dental check up is important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months or more frequently if your dentist recommends it.
What happens at your dental visit?
There are 2 parts to a regular dental visit – check up, or examination and the cleaning, or oral prophylaxis.
At the dental check up your dental professional will check for cavities. X-rays might be taken to detect cavities between your teeth. Next, your gums will be checked. The exam will also include a check for plaque and tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria. If it is not removed, it can harden and become tartar. You cannot remove tartar with brushing and flossing. If plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, they can cause oral diseases. The dentist might suggest a Scale and Polish to remove the tartar and prevent gum disease.
The check-up also includes a careful examination of your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck. This is to look for any signs of trouble – swelling, redness, or possible signs of cancer.
What you should do between each dental visit
Be sure to take care of your teeth and gums between regular dental visits. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but you can manage it by brushing and flossing regularly. Here are some tips for good oral care at home.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
- Floss daily.
- Use a mouthwash to help control plaque bacteria. This will also help to keep your breath fresh.
Clinic Opening Hours
- Monday - Friday 08:00AM - 07:00PM
- Saturday 08:00AM - 04:00PM
- Sunday / Holidays Closed