Dental exams involve a thorough evaluation of the mouth, teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues. We look for signs of oral diseases, such as cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.
Looking after your smile involves a combination of your daily oral care and routine visits to your dentist and hygienist. It’s a powerful combination which will protect your smile from issues such as, decay and gum disease, meaning your natural teeth will last as long as possible.
While brushing at home will be doing much of the work, it’s your dentist who will make sure your oral health is in top shape. Dental check-ups give us an ideal opportunity to assess your oral health, use 3D x-rays to look below the surface and allow you to talk to us about any concerns you have.
The main part of the check-up involves a thorough examination of your teeth. The dentist will look for any signs of decay, check how your bite fits together and will look for any noticeable signs of gum disease. Part of the check-up involves screening for oral cancer and checking for any abnormalities.
We’ll take some X-rays to assess the teeth. If we notice any signs of plaque build-up, we’ll give handy advice on brushing and cleaning techniques that you can use at home. We can provide guidance on how to clean properly in between teeth, using interdental brushes and dental floss.
The last part of the appointment is a great chance for you to talk about any concerns and we can then arrange any further treatment.
Typically we arrange to see patients every six months, but it entirely depends on your individual case. If your oral health is in great shape, we’ll arrange to see you in twelve months’ time. We will advise you to see a hygienist as well as a dentist for the very best standard of routine dental care.
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How long does a dental examination typically take?
The duration of a dental examination can vary, for adults 12 and above, it usually takes around 30 minutes to complete.
What if I have dental anxiety or fear of the dentist?
Many people experience dental anxiety. It’s essential to communicate your concerns with your dentist, who can take steps to make you more comfortable. We use techniques to reduce anxiety and make you feel at ease during the examination.
Check-up VS hygienist?
A dental check-up is conducted by a dentist, and focuses on assessing and monitoring overall oral health, including the examination of teeth, gums, and may involve X-rays, and addressing existing dental issues. On the other hand, a dental hygiene appointment, is carried out by a dental hygienist, and is primarily aimed at cleaning and maintaining the health of teeth and gums. Services provided by a dental hygienist include scaling, polishing, plaque and tartar removal, and education on proper oral hygiene practices.