How Often Should You Go to the Dentist?
Have you ever wondered why the NATIONAL INSTITUE OF HEALTH AND CLINICAL EXCELLENCE (NICE)and our dentist recommend you come back every six months? It’s because regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. And in between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. If you need additional help, our dentist may even suggest more frequent visits.
Checking your teeth for tooth decay is just one part of a thorough dental examination. During
your checkup appointment, our dentist (or dental hygienist) will likely evaluate the health of your gums, perform a head and neck examination (to look for anything out of the ordinary) and examine
your mouth for any indications of oral cancer, diabetes or vitamin deficiencies. Don’t be surprised if our dentist also examines your face, bite, saliva and movement of your lower jaw joints (TMJs).
Our dentist or dental hygienist will then clean your teeth and stress the importance of you maintaining good oral hygiene at home between visits.
Many dentists will pay special attention to plaque and tartar. This is because plaque and tartar can build up in a very short time if is not practiced between visits. Food, beverages and tobacco can stain teeth as well. If not removed, soft plaque can harden on the teeth and irritate the gum tissue. If not treated, can lead to .
During your regularly scheduled dental appointments, our dentist will likely look at your gums, mouth, tongue and throat. There are several routine parts to a dental examination.
Our dentists will start off by:
Our dentists may take bitewing radiographs as part of your routine dental examination for early detection of dental caries and to check your bone levels.Dental caries lesions not detected clinically can easily be picked up with these bitewing radiographs.Our dentists follow the (FGDP UK’) selection criteria for dental radiography.
During the final part of the dental visit, our dental professional cleans your mouth using these methods:
Once your examination and cleaning have been performed, they’ll tell you about the health of your teeth and gums and then make any additional recommendations. It’s important that you see your dentist every six months and that they give you routine examination and cleaning. Remember, by seeing your dentist on a regular basis and following daily good oral hygiene practices at home, you are more likely to keep your teeth and .
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