Routine Check Up

Routine checkups and routine dental procedures are as important as anything else we do.

To maintain good dental health it is important that you visit your dentist for regular checkups at least once a year.

These checkups help to maintain good dental health, and detect potential problems before they develop further.

Check-ups are important. They can…

1. Detect potential problems early on
2. Provide guidance and advice
3. Provide timely treatment

Teeth can and should last a lifetime.  To achieve this you must…

1. Have regular dental checkups
2. Practice good oral hygiene (including regularly visiting the dental hygienist)
3. Follow a healthy lifestyle (avoiding smoking)
4. Follow a healthy diet (avoiding erosive sugary foods)
5. Avoid injury

 

During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will:

  • Evaluate your overall health and oral hygiene
  • Evaluate your risk of tooth decay, root decay, and gum or bone disease
  • Evaluate your need for tooth restoration or tooth replacement
  • Check your bite and jaw for problems
  • Remove any stains or deposits on your teeth
  • Demonstrate proper cleaning techniques for your teeth or dentures
  • Assess your need for fluoride
  • Take dental X-rays or, if necessary, do other diagnostic procedures

During your dental exam, we will look for signs of oral cancer. He or she will feel the area under your jaw, the sides of your neck, and the insides of your lips and cheeks, as well as examine the sides of your tongue and the roof and floor of your mouth.