What Do We Do During a Check-Up?
- Check for cavities
- Examine any crowns or fillings for defects
- Examine your gums for inflammation of the gums or periodontitis
- Examine your mucous membranes, palate, and tongue for diseases
- Examine the general health of your mouth
- Do a teeth cleaning – if you want.
Why are regular check-ups important?
Check-ups are preventative. This is where we are able to discover any problem areas and step in with preventative measures before the problem evolves. Teeth cleaning, for example, is part of the essential preventative measures as the cleaning removes plaque and calculus which might otherwise result in cavities.
But the check-ups are also important for the general health of the rest of your body. With inflammation of the gums, nerves, or other places in the mouth, there’s a risk that the bacteria will spread to other places in your body. Therefore, it’s important to treat these before the problem worsens.
How often will I need check-ups?
It varies from person to person how often you need to go to the dentist and have your teeth cleaned. Among other things, it depends on how much calculus you form. Read more about whether you’re a green, yellow, or red patient here.
What is a teeth cleaning?
When you’re at a check-up, you will also have your teeth cleaned to remove all the bacteria you’re rarely able to remove yourself with a toothbrush. When we clean your teeth, we will remove both the hard coating (calculus), as well as the soft coating (plaque). Afterwards, we will remove discolouration with a special polishing paste.
The teeth cleaning helps ensure that you won’t develop bacterial coatings which may cause great discomfort and inflammation of the gums.
By having regular check-ups, we’re able to step in in time to ensure that your teeth remain healthy.
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