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ORAL CHECK UP

Oral examination

At each check-up, your dentist should: Examine your teeth, gums and mouth. Ask about your general health and any problems 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 a date for your next visit.

What you should do between each dental visit

Be sure to take care of your teeth and gums between regular dental visits. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but you can manage it by brushing and flossing regularly. Here are some tips for good oral care at home.

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
  • Floss daily.
  • Use a mouthwash to help control plaque bacteria. This will also help to keep your breath fresh.

Quick facts about a regular dental check up

  • Regular dental visits are important because they help to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
  • There are two parts to a regular dental visit:
    – The check up
    – The cleaning
  • During the dental check up, your dental professional will check your overall oral health for any trouble areas.
  • During the cleaning, your dental professional will remove any plaque and tartar buildup and may polish your teeth.
  • You should have a regular dental visit at least twice a year or as recommended by your dental professional.

A regular dental check up is important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visits at least every 6 months or as recommended by your dental professional.

FAQ

    A:Most will start by asking you a few general health questions and enquire whether you have experienced any dental problems or pain. Your dentist should then carry out a full dental examination of the soft tissue lining of your mouth, teeth and gums.
    A:The dentist will give you advice about how to care for your child’s early teeth. As your child gets older, he or she should have dental checkups as often as the dentist advises. Most dentists recommend a dental visit every six months to help prevent cavities and other problems.
    A:Every 6 months to remove tartar accumulation, which can develop to more serious condition. Additional to cleaning, patient will receive a check up to maintain good oral health condition and enhance oral hygiene instruction.
    At the ivory dental clinic, we have “Air flow” machine which can thoroughly remove stubborn stains. The patients can be ensured that you will leave the clinic with a fresh clean smile! Your teeth will also be cleaned at your visit. Brushing and flossing help clean the plaque from your teeth, but you can’t remove tartar at home. During the cleaning, your dental professional will use special tools to remove tartar. This is called scaling.
    A:Be sure to take care of your teeth and gums between regular dental visits. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but you can manage it by brushing and flossing regularly. Here are some tips for good oral care at home.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
  • Floss daily.
    A: Silver amalgam fillings can last from 10 to 15 years before they need to be replaced. Composite resin fillings don’t last as long. You may need to replace them every five to seven years.

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