At each check-up, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums, mouth, head and neck. We will ask about your general health and 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.
Allowing Gums to Bleed
This helps create cavities and inflamed gums - pockets develop under the gum-line filled with bacteria that eat away 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 is most often caused from cavities forming. Once a cavity reaches the stage where it is causing pain then root canal treatment (or possibly tooth loss) is more likely, or an extensive filling. Regular check-ups ensure that the beginnings of a filling can be identified, treated and additional brushing routines created.
Overall dental check-ups will 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 repair.
It's time to prioritise our oral health. If you haven't seen your dentist in a while use this as a reminder and motivation to book an appointment.
Many of us ignore the health of our mouth, especially when we compare it to our overall body health. We allow problems to develop before we visit the dentist.
Overall dental check-ups will dramatically decrease the potential for all oral health problems becoming serious. Good oral dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease. It's time to prioritise our oral health so we can maintain it and keep our teeth longer as we get older.