General Dental Checkup

Aregular dental check up is important to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and that any underlying problems can be taken care of before they become worse. We recommend that a 6 monthly dental visit is ideal.

What happens when you visit our Shine Dental Clinic?

At the dental check up our dentist will check for cavities. We might take X-rays to check for any cavities between your teeth. The exam will also include a check for plaque and tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria. If it is not removed, it can harden and become tartar. You cannot remove tartar with brushing and flossing. If plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, they can cause oral diseases. Dentist will check your gums. Depth of the spaces between your teeth and gums are measured using special tool. With healthy gums, the spaces are shallow but due to gum diseases, the spaces may become deeper. Dentist will also examine your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck, for any signs of trouble – swelling, redness, or possible signs of cancer.

Between each dental visit

Make sure that you are taking care of your teeth and gums between regular dental visits. Plaque always forms on your teeth, but you can control 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.