In addition to daily brushing and flossing, you can help protect your oral health by seeing your dentist regularly for check-ups.
It's recommended that most people get a dental check-up every six months. Your dentist may recommend more frequent visits, depending on your dental health history and individual needs.
What to expect from your check-up?
- Routinely the head, neck, mouth, gums and teeth will be checked for any clinical problems so your dentist may recommend treatment solutions.
- Dental X-rays
- Specific views of the mouth provide invaluable information for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Routine dental x-rays perform a key role in early diagnosis and preventative dentistry treatments.
- Discussion & Education
- Following the completion of a thorough check-up, any clinical findings will be discussed with you to best tailor treatment according to your individual needs to ensure your continual healthcare.
How to get the most out of your dental check-up?Since your oral health is closely related to your overall health, it's important to communicate any concerns or problems you are having with your dentist.
Be sure to:
- Tell your dentist about any new health problems you have been diagnosed with since your last visit e.g. (diabetes or heart disease).
- Make a list of all medications and supplements you take, including their dosages. Take this list with you to your dental check-up so your dentist can review it. This information can be valuable to selecting the best treatment solution for you.
- Let your dentist know if you suffer from dental anxiety. Fear of the dentist is common, and we can work with you to make you more comfortable during your check-up.
- Chat with your dentist about any problems or changes you've noticed with your teeth, gums, or mouth. The earlier your dentist knows about any pain, sensitivity, or a suspicious lump, the earlier they can diagnose and treat it.