It is important to take care of your oral health in between check-ups, brush your teeth twice daily floss regularly. Use mouthwash! And always follow your dentist’s advice.
Please see the dentist immediately if you are experiencing bad breath, swollen gums, bleeding gums, dry mouth, difficulty swallowing or moving your jaws – you will still need to visit your clinic once every six months.
Once every six months should be enough. If you have specific dental problems, such as gum disease or decaying teeth, you should see the dentist more frequently. They will specify when your next visit should be after your initial check-up.
Yes, children need regular dental check-ups as much as adults. Start taking them to the dentist once their first tooth appears, and then come back every six months.
Yes, it is fine for pregnant women to visit the dentist. In fact, pregnant women need to have regular check-ups because they are prone to dental problems, including gum disease (due to hormonal changes) and tooth decay (caused by morning sickness and vomiting).
Those with dental braces should visit the dentist more often for cleaning and adjustments, ideally once every three to four months.
It depends on the condition of your teeth and gums. Those with very little problems should expect up to 10 minutes, while more serious issues may need up to 60 minutes.
Yes. Sometimes just brushing is not enough. Dentists have the correct tools and skills to clean and check for cavities, tartar, and bacteria build-up.
Scaling (deep cleaning) removes the bacteria and tartar from your teeth, and making them look lighter and cleaner. Ask your dentist for a tooth whitening treatment if you want to really flash that smile.
Scaling is usually painless, although some people may experience slight discomfort. Please notify your dentist if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort during the scaling process.
During the first visit it’s smart to have an x-ray image for your health record. Unless your dentist requires you to after that there is no need.
Yes, but it is recommended to avoid hot and cold food as your mouth may become sensitive after deep cleaning.
Yes, it can. Dry mouth and swollen gums are symptoms of diabetes that can be detected through a dental check-up.
There are several diseases that can be detected during a check-up, such as heart disease, kidney disease, pancreatic cancer, osteoporosis, and malnutrition.
If this happens, they will refer you to another specialist that deals with that specific disease.
Most cavities are repairable and can be removed using a drill, but there are cases where the cavity had severely infected the tooth and needs to be extracted immediately.
When a toothache is unbearable, non-stop bleeding occurs, or your permanent tooth has been knocked out, you are allowed to visit the emergency room instead. You are also allowed to go straight to the emergency room when your dentist is unavailable.
If you feel more comfortable being accompanied, you are allowed to bring someone in with you. However, please keep in mind that dental assistants will be present and they will assist you throughout the check-up.