Routine Dental Check-ups
Check-ups with your dentist are really important in preventing future problems.
A check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you maintain a healthy mouth. We believe in dealing with dental problems early or if possible preventing them all together.
Your check up
Why should I have a routine check-up?
Although you might not feel as though there's anything wrong with your teeth, it's essential to have regular check-ups with your dentist to help prevent any problems from developing. A check-up helps you ensure you keep your mouth healthy, as well as making sure any issues are dealt with as soon as possible, or preventing them altogether.
What happens in a dental check-up?
When you go for a dental check-up, your dentist will perform the below routine checks, making sure your teeth and gums are healthy:
- Your dentist will ask about your general health, and enquire as to whether you've been experiencing any issues with your mouth.
- They'll conduct a thorough examination of your entire mouth, including your teeth, gums and jaw, as well as check for any signs of mouth cancer.
- Any issues that arise will be fully discussed with you, and your dentist will be able to give you advice on how best to look after your teeth. A scale and polish will also be carried out should you need one, and your dentist may also perform X-rays to help detect any cavities or other issues with your teeth and jaw.
Once your examination has been conducted, your dentist will agree a date with you for your next appointment.
It's a good idea to make regular appointments with a dental hygienist. Not only can a hygienist provide you with a full scale and polish, they can also make sure you receive the treatment you've been prescribed by your dentist if you're being treated for gum disease, as well as carry out preventative treatments to look after your teeth.
Dental hygienist visits are also a great opportunity to find out more about how to take the best care of your teeth.
Find your nearest Bupa Dental Care practice and book an appointment today!