The most effective way to maintain the health of your teeth and gums is to regularly brush and floss your teeth after meals, on top of regular check-ups at your local dentist. Your dentist practitioner will inspect for decay or critical tooth damage, as well as a thorough examination to early diagnose gum disease or oral cancer.
It is recommended that you visit our clinic at least twice a year. For those suffering from severe gum disease, or a weak immune system making you prone to gum disease, further appointments may be required.
On your appointment with us, your dentist will ask you whether you have experienced any problems since your last check-up. They will also ask you about any medication you have been taking for any particular reason, avoiding preventable complications later.
At your check-up, we will inspect:
- Whether there are any signs of further decay or chipped or broken teeth
- Any previous tooth restorations
- Your gums to diagnose whether any gum diseases are present
- Your tongue and cheeks for any signs of cancer
- And analyse your jawline
X-rays of the mouth are required once every two to three years. If there is an immediate concern, your dentist may require you to undergo further x-ray examination.
If any cavities are found, or your dentist has determined significantly low oral hygiene, they will provide and advise you on a treatment plan to minimise any potential threats. Your dentist will provide you with a cost well in advance, and then organise a follow up appointment for any necessary treatments required. We may also recommend you to specific dental technicians, should the need arise.