Regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums and in between examinations it is important that you keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. We attempt to manage your dental health by focusing on prevention of dental disease but we will fully discuss any dental problems with you if present.
At your 6 monthly examination our dentists will check that your medical history is up to date and accurate and will then follow several routine checks to assess your oral health. Your dentist will evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, jaw joints (TMJs) and also perform a head and neck examination to look for any indications of oral cancer and anything else out of the ordinary. If justified, your dentist may need to take some X-rays of your teeth in order to confirm a diagnosis.
Once your examination is complete your dentist will discuss your overall oral health including your teeth and gums and they will then make any additional recommendations. Together you will form a tailored treatment plan to ensure that you will have the optimal oral health and are fully informed about any required treatment before you provide us with your consent to proceed.
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 gums healthy and prevent any issues before they happen.