Apart from specialised treatments, regular dental check-ups are encouraged to ensure your oral health.
From cavity, tartar, and plaque detection, to checking of gums, to teeth scaling, our dentists can perform the thorough examinations you and your family need. Plus, advise any need for treatment or scaling to keep your teeth shining brilliantly.
As the old saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”, and the same goes for your oral health.
That’s why, it is important that you have regular dental check-ups for early detection of any dental problems that may not be obvious to you.
It is advised for low-risk patients to visit a dentist once every 12 to 18 months. However, moderate to high-risk patients may need frequent consultations.
First of all, your dentist will look carefully or examine all parts of your mouth and face.
• Teeth will be checked for such things as cracks, wear, decay and faulty fillings.
• Gums will be checked to see if they have a healthy colour and shape. If they bleed, that could be a sign of disease.
• Bones, cheeks, tongue, palate and other parts of the mouth and face will be examined for any unusual swellings or surface changes.
Dental check-ups are part of dental care and about prevention and early detection of dental problems.
Yes, if your dentist thinks they are needed. X-rays can be very helpful to detect hidden problems. Don’t worry, dental X-rays are very safe!
The most important part of the dental check-up is the discussion you and your dentist can have after the examination. This may include:
• An explanation of what has been seen in your mouth.
• Recommendations on how to treat any problems discovered, e.g. preventive measures like fluoride application or fissure sealants.
• Advice on diet and the correct ways to clean your teeth.
• Counselling on how to overcome any destructive habits that you may have.
• Monitoring the development of the teeth and jaws in growing children.
Yes. Your expectations, needs, and importantly, any anxiety that you may have should be brought up so that your dentist can understand you better.
If you have any medical problems, its effect on your oral health and treatment will be explained.
Together, the two of you can decide what needs to be done, how and when to do it and of course, the cost of doing it.
• Advice and guidance
• Early detection
• Timely treatment
All of which are valuable in maintaining health throughout your life.