The dental exam is much more comprehensive than most people are aware. During your exam we do not only check the teeth but also the gums, tongue, lips, cheeks, tonsil, Jaw joints and head/neck for any potential problems. We may also need to take x-rays to look for tooth decay and assess your bone levels to make sure you do not have any gum disease. The reason we check the rest of the mouth and head/neck is to make sure there are no serious problems such as oral cancers.
Your dentist will also check your medical history and ask about smoking and alcohol consumption as these can have a bearing on not only your general health but also your oral health. Once we have completed your exam we then formulate a bespoke plan for each patient based on what we have found.

FAQs

A check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it’s best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether.

At each check-up, your dentist should:

  • examine your teeth, gums and mouth
  • ask about your general health and any problems you’ve had with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit
  • ask about, and give you advice on, your diet, smoking and alcohol use, and teeth-cleaning habits
  • discuss a date for your next visit

After your check-up, your dentist will recommend a date for your next visit. The time to your next check-up could be as short as 3 months or as long as 2 years (or up to 1 year if you’re under 18).

Generally, the lower your risk of dental problems, the longer you can wait before your next check-up. So people with good oral health will probably need to attend only once every 12 to 24 months, but those with more problems will need check-ups more often.

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