Gum disease and tooth decay are two of the most common dental issues we see. Routine preventive care, including regular check-ups and professional cleans, can help us understand your oral health and any risk factors. It also means any issues can be detected early, reducing your risk of significant oral health issues, disease or dental emergencies in the future.
Even if you have a good dental hygiene routine at home, regular appointments with your dentist are still recommended. Frequency may vary according to your specific circumstances, but for most people, we recommend 6-monthly check-ups.
What does a dental check-up involve?
During your dental check-up and examination, your dentist will inspect your teeth, gums and other soft tissues of the mouth for any signs of oral health issues. We may also take x-rays as they are useful to diagnose problems not visible to the naked eye, such as bone loss. Your dentist will recommend further treatments where appropriate for your specific needs.
Some sports, including rugby, boxing, and hockey, involve a high risk of dental injury. If you play these sports or are involved in other activities with a high risk of impact to your face, jaws or teeth, you should wear a mouthguard. For the best possible protection, we recommend custom-made mouthguards. Your dentist will recommend further treatments where appropriate for your specific needs.
Preventive dentistry for kids
Regular dentist visits for children can help create a lifetime of healthy dental habits. We recommend you bring your child in for their first dental visit by age two. Dental decay is a common problem for children, especially if they consume a lot of sugar.
Our dentists can identify any signs of decay and suggest strategies to reduce the risks. Our dentists are experienced at working with children and we are committed to ensuring your child’s experience at the dentist is a positive one.
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