ORAL CHECK UP
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.