Everyone is different and has different dental needs, so have a chat with us about how often should you get your teeth checked. Generally, we suggest six-monthly check-ups, but that depends on the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums. Sometimes, we will recommend more frequent visits due to a high risk of gum disease or cavities. It’s recommended that children see a dentist at least once a year.
- When you arrive, our receptionist will ask you to fill out a short medical history form.
- The dentist will meet with you and discuss any needs and concerns you might have. Then, your teeth, gums and mouth will be assessed for any signs of pathology, such as dental decay or gum disease.
- Depending on your circumstances, we may take radiographs (X-rays), to confirm our diagnosis and check for any further problems that may not be visible in the mouth. We will keep you informed of all the steps during the examination.
- We will then explain the results of your assessment and develop a treatment plan for you. We are always happy to discuss the options available to you and answer any questions.
- At the conclusion of the appointment the dentist will clean your teeth and discuss oral hygiene techniques and any recommendations regarding diet or mouthwashes, to maintain your optimal dental health.
Dental X-rays assist the dentist in visualising any diseases or decay that may be otherwise invisible during a routine dental check-up. This aids in early detection of potential issues that may be developing.
Regular check-ups give your dentist a chance to detect any dental issues early, or prevent them from developing. Some dental problems are not noticeable to you at home, for example gum disease often develops without people noticing. Early detection and treatment can save you money, time and discomfort. Furthermore, regular professional cleaning can reduce your risk of developing dental problems.