Why do I need a Dental Check Up?
A dental check up is a screen of how healthy your mouth is. After the examination, you and your dentist can discuss the results and plan the best way to deal with any problems that you may have.
What happens during a Dental Check Up?
At each check up, your dentist should:
Your dentist will assess your oral health by looking at your oral hygiene and making any recommendations as required. Your diet will be discussed to determine whether you are consuming too many sugary foods or drinks and whether you are at high risk of decay.
Your social history will also be discussed in terms of smoking and alcohol consumption including previous history to determine your oral cancer risk status. We will offer smoking cessation, advice as is to be expected in any Healthcare setting.
A periodontal screening will also be carried out during your routine check up and again this will help us determine your risk of periodontal disease taking into account any other risk factors.
All of the above will help us to determine an appropriate recall and maintenance regime in accordance with the National Institution of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines.