AT YOUR APPOINTMENT
At each check-up, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums, mouth, head, neck, habits and medications. We will ask about your general health and enquire about any problems you’ve had with your teeth, mouth and gums since your last visit.
We will also ask you about and give you advice on:
- Your diet
- Smoking and alcohol use
- Teeth-cleaning habits, such as how you brush your teeth
- How you clean in between your teeth
- How to clean your tongue
We will recommend when you should make your next check-up appointment.
What should I avoid
Allowing Gums to Bleed
Bleeding gums are a warning sign that all is not as it should be and that pockets maybe under the gum-line filled with bacteria that erode the teeth and eventually the bone causing tooth loss. Visiting the dentist regularly can ensure your gum health is properly maintained and early treatment prevents serious problems developing.
Tooth Pain / Toothache
Tooth pain is most often caused from cavities forming. Once a cavity (tooth decay or dental caries) reaches the stage where it is causing pain dental treatment will be required. The longer and more intense the pain, the greater the chance that more extensive dental treatment will be needed
Overall, dental check-ups dramatically decrease the potential for all oral health problems becoming serious. They are also cost effective compared to paying for expensive major dental works such as tooth replacements, crowns and gum treatment.
It’s time to prioritise your oral health. If you haven’t seen your dentist in a while use this as a reminder and motivation to book an appointment.
Why dental check-ups are so important
Many of us ignore the health of your mouth, especially when you compare it to your overall body health. You allow problems to develop before you visit the dentist.
Overall dental check-ups will dramatically decrease the potential for all oral health problems becoming serious. Good dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. Prioritise your oral health so you can maintain it and keep your teeth longer as you get older.