Preventative Dentistry at Woodville & Seaton Dental Clinic
One of the big reasons for having a regular dental check-up is to prevent little issues turning into big problems.
A check-up is a great way to screen for any oral health issues. Many visiting the dentist choose to have a routine dental check up and clean. It gives you an opportunity to check in with you dental or dental hygienist. A dental check-up provides you with a thorough review of you teeth, gums and mouth. It also is an important step in your overall oral hygiene program.
A comprehensive dental check-up can lead to early diagnosis and intervention. Not only are we monitoring your dental health but we will track any changes to your gum health and general dental condition. These examinations can highlight gum disease, tooth decay and other dental problems. this is especially the case where you are not experiencing any signs or symptoms.
A dental check-up gets into those deep oral spaces that you can’t see, clean or examine yourself. It is a preventative and an early intervention measure, that if performed regularly can keep cavities and tooth decay at bay.
After Your Check-Up
After your check up the dentist will provide you with a review of the status of your teeth and mouth. At this stage the dentist will suggest any necessary treatment options with you. This may be the opportunity to improve your brushing technique. Maybe you can better understand, implement or improve your oral hygiene practices. It is also a good time to discuss lifestyle questions such as the impact of nutrition and alcohol to your oral health
Sometimes you may need a follow-up appointment to review or start new treatment. You may be requested to get an OPG (Xray) or have an appointment with a dental specialist. Whatever your dental issue or procedure, the dentist is there with to provide advice and support.
Are You Thinking of a Dental Check-up?
With regular check ups your dentist will monitor your oral health and address those issues sooner rather than later.
Your check-up can also provide you with tips and advice on how to keep your teeth clean. It is a great opportunity to talk about any issues or concerns you may have, like teeth sensitivity or that niggly pain or ache that occasionally flares up.
This may mean any future treatment is more conservative, less expensive and can have a greater chance of success!
To find out more about our dental check-ups and good oral health practices, call our friendly staff at Woodville & Seaton Dental Clinic on (08) 8268 5422 or request an appointment online.