The very best standard of routine dental care involves having regular dental examinations and trips to the hygienist. Combined, this approached makes sure you are protected from issues such as dental decay and gum disease. While much of the hard work happens at home in front of the bathroom mirror, only your dentist can properly assess if your oral health is the best it can be.
Routine check-ups take place once every six months for most people, but if your oral health is in perfect condition, your dentist may only need to see you every twelve months. Just as you should see a doctor for a regular health check-up, you should see a dentist. Prevention is better than cure. It is always better to prevent a problem and catch it during the early stages than to have it cause more costly issues later.
What happens during a dental examination?
Regular check-ups allow us to keep an eye on your oral health and spot any problems early. During your appointment, we will examine and assess your teeth, gums and mouth, looking for signs of:
- Oral cancer
- A misaligned bite
We will ask if you’ve had any problems since your last visit so you can raise any concerns you might have. To help you keep your teeth in tip-top condition at home, we will advise the best cleaning techniques and share tips on diet, alcohol and tobacco consumption.
If we find anything that requires treatment, we will devise a treatment plan that includes the best course of action and expected costs.
If you’re due for your routine check-up, get in touch with our team.
At Aurora Dental Clinic, Corsham, we offer an extensive range of hygiene treatments. As gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the UK, assessing, tracking and treating the condition is incredibly important for your overall oral health.Read More