At our dental practice, we believe in the power of prevention. Regular oral health checks or examinations are a cornerstone of our preventive strategy, and for good reason. These routine check-ups play a crucial role in maintaining your oral health and overall well-being. During your examination, our team of dedicated professionals thoroughly assesses your dental health, providing you with personalised care and guidance to keep your smile in tip-top shape.
Initial Discussion: Your Voice Matters
Your oral health journey begins with a candid conversation. We encourage you to share any questions or concerns you might have during the examination. Our team is always ready to listen and provide answers, ensuring you feel informed and empowered about your dental health.
Identifying Broken Teeth and Existing Fillings Wear
We use advanced scanning techniques to check for broken teeth and wear of existing fillings. Identifying these issues early allows us to take appropriate action and protect your teeth from further damage.
Detecting Early Decay: A Step Towards Prevention
Early detection is the key to preventing dental problems. Our careful examination, aided by compressed air, helps highlight areas of early decay. If decay is detected at this stage, we can employ high fluoride or high mineral pastes to re-harden these areas, preventing the progression of cavities.
Monitoring Gum Health: A Vital Aspect of Dental Care
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is often silent and painless in its early stages. Regular gum checks are essential to identify any areas at risk of gum disease. Early detection ensures that treatment can be initiated promptly, leading to more successful outcomes.
Assessing Tooth Wear: Addressing Potential Damage
Tooth wear can result from tooth grinding, acid erosion (from acid reflux or acidic foods/drinks), or improper tooth brushing technique. Our assessment helps identify these issues, allowing us to provide appropriate guidance and preventive measures to protect your tooth enamel.
Oral Cancer Check: Prioritising Your Overall Health
Your well-being is our top priority. As part of the examination, we conduct a thorough oral cancer check. This includes inspecting the mouth for any unusual lumps, bumps, or patches on the palate, cheeks, lips, and tongue. Additionally, we check for any swollen lymph nodes and salivary gland tumours externally.
Regular oral health checks are a fundamental aspect of our commitment to your dental well-being. These examinations provide us with valuable insights into your oral health, allowing us to take a proactive approach to your dental care. From detecting early decay and gum disease to addressing tooth wear and ensuring your overall health, our comprehensive examinations play a vital role in maintaining your radiant smile and supporting your long-term dental health.
Don’t underestimate the importance of regular oral health checks. Schedule your next examination with us and embark on a journey of preventive dental care, ensuring a lifetime of healthy smiles. Your smile deserves the best, and we are here to provide you with exceptional dental care and support every step of the way.