The best approach to maintaining your smile and oral health is preventative.
Regular dental checkups and cleans are important to maintain your oral, gum, dental and overall health and hygiene.
In most cases, we recommend dental check ups and regular professional cleaning every six months.
Six-monthly check ups are important to assess the health of your teeth, gums and jaw and identify any issues early.
A dental check-up is a routine examination of the teeth, gums, and mouth performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. The check-up typically involves a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums, as well as an evaluation of the overall oral health. During the exam, the dentist or hygienist may take x-rays, check for cavities or gum disease, and look for signs of other oral health problems. The goal of a dental check-up is to identify any issues early and prevent them from developing into more serious problems. It is recommended to have a dental check-up every six months to maintain good oral health.
According to the Australian Dental Association, it is recommended that individuals have a dental check-up at least once every six months to maintain good oral health. However, the frequency of check-ups can vary depending on an individual’s specific needs and risk factors for dental problems, which can be determined by their dentist. It is important to consult with a dental professional to determine the optimal check-up schedule for your dental health.
During a dental check-up, dentists typically examine your teeth, gums, tongue, and other soft tissues in your mouth to check for signs of cavities, gum disease, or other oral health problems. They may also take X-rays or use other imaging techniques to get a more detailed view of your teeth and jaw. In addition, dentists may look for signs of oral cancer, check the fit and function of any dental restorations you have, and provide advice on proper oral hygiene practices. The specific procedures and assessments involved in a dental check-up may vary depending on your individual needs and concerns.
Yes, dental cleaning typically includes scaling. Scaling is a process of removing tartar and plaque from the teeth and gumline using special instruments. It is an important part of dental cleaning to prevent and treat gum disease. After scaling, the teeth are polished to remove any remaining stains and to give the teeth a smooth surface, which helps to prevent further accumulation of plaque and tartar.
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