Dental check ups are free for everyone and are very important to make sure you maintain a healthy mouth. We can usually spot problems very early on and so they will be easier to fix. Also we can suggest ways to prevent problems such as decay and gum disease from starting in your mouth or worsening if already present. Having a dental check up is not most people’s idea of fun but regular dental check ups are very important to maintain your oral health and also general health. We normally recommend that you visit us every 6 months for dental check ups.
What happens at a dental check up?
At your first visit with us we will check all of your teeth for any signs of decay and also we will check your gums to make sure they are healthy. We also check your cheeks, tongue and throat for signs of mouth cancer. We will usually also take some x-rays of your teeth so that we can check for problems in places that we cannot normally see such as under any old fillings and between teeth. If we find any problems we will discuss this with you and discuss options available to resolve the problem together with the costs involved. Normally we will need to make another appointment for you to begin treatment.
At your subsequent 6 monthly dental check up we will check all of the same areas with the only difference being that we would normally not take another set of x-rays of your teeth for a few years.
Dental check ups are FREE for everyone so make sure you visit us regularly so that we can help you maintain a healthy mouth.