Simple! the best way to do that is by visiting your dentist regularly for your routine dental exam and cleaning.
You might be brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day every day, but no matter how excellent you may be with your personal oral hygiene habits, you still need to see a dentist for a dental exam.
During a dental exam, the dentist will check for problems that you may not see or feel and will also have your teeth professionally cleaned. The dentist will also evaluate your risk factor of developing other dental issues as well as check the whole head (i.e. face, neck, mouth) for abnormalities.
At Passion Family Dental North lakes, we recommend to our patients to regularly book dental exam and cleaning appointments for every member of their family. We are passionate and proud to provide gentle and high-quality dental services to patients from throughout the North Lakes area.
Why you need it
Dental exams help safeguard your dental health and overall well-being. On the off chance that you allowed your teeth not to be properly taken care of by a dentist, you run the risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
It’s very much important that your dentist performs a critical check-up of your teeth and gums. This gives your dentist the opportunity to provide advice on caring for your teeth and to detect any complications early — when they’re most treatable.
The dental examination process starts with the gathering of your entire medical history. Understanding your medical history can give the dentist fundamental information on any health condition you may have which can at last effect the success of any dental treatments.
Radiographs (x-rays) are likewise taken and studied with the goal that the dentist can see things not seen by the naked eye.
Next, a full visual scan of the teeth is done, contrasting what is seen and what shows up on the x-ray. The dentist checks the teeth and gums, as well as other soft tissues. Knowing the state of the gums and seeing any indications of periodontal disease, gives information on the general health of the supporting structure (gums) that can lead to a slackening of the teeth and potential bone/tooth loss.
The examination proceeds by checking other regions, for example, the neck territory, tongue, roof of the mouth (sense of taste) and floor of the mouth for any visible indications of irritation or bleeding.
Searching for indications of white lesions or oral cancer or potentially suspicious growths or blocked salivary organs, are a basic process of this dental test. Your dentist will likewise check the general state of the bones in the face, jaws and around the mouth.
What to expect
During your dental exam and cleaning, you can usually expect that the following will be performed.
- Your dentist will visually examine your mouth, checking the condition of your teeth and gums, as well as your overall health and oral hygiene.
- Your dentist will evaluate your risk of tooth decay, root decay, and gum or bone disease as well as take X-rays when necessary.
- Your dentist will evaluate your need for tooth restoration or tooth replacement and check for any signs of oral cancer that might be present.
- Your dentist will check your bite and jaws for problems and may measure the depth of gum pockets that form around teeth.
- Your dentist will professionally remove any stains or deposits on your teeth.
You can schedule an appointment for your dental exam and cleaning, by visiting Passion Family Dental North Lakes at Unit 4/ 6 Endeavour Boulevard, North Lakes, QLD 4509 or call (07) 3465 1199.