Dental Check Up

Why do I need a dental check-up?

A check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated can make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it’s best to deal with problems early or if possible to prevent them altogether.

What happens during a dental check-up?

At each check-up, your dentist should:
• Examine your teeth, gums and mouth.

• Ask about your general health and any problems that you’ve had with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit.

• Ask about, and give you advice on, your diet, smoking and alcohol use, and teeth-cleaning habits.

• Discuss with you when your next visit should be.

How often should I have a dental check-up?

After your check-up, your dentist will recommend a date for your next visit. The time for your next check-up could be as short as three months or as long as two years (or up to one year if you’re under 18).

Generally, the lower your risk of dental problems, the longer you can wait before your next check-up. People with good oral health will probably need to attend only once every 12 months, but those with more problems will need check-ups more often.

What about problems in between check-ups?

If you have problems with your teeth between check-ups, then please contact us to make an earlier appointment. Find out about emergency and out-of-office hours dental treatment

 

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