While most dentists recommend having a dental check-up and cleaning at least twice a year, quite a few patients ignore their advice and visit their dentist at irregular intervals. This can be quite detrimental to your oral health in the long-run, especially if you have dental or oral issues such as gum disease, a weak immune system and a general predisposition to develop cavities. In these cases, it is highly recommended to visit the dentist more often.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we believe in preventative dentistry and in proactively caring for our patients and their oral health needs in order to prevent future dental issues. Regular visits to our dental practice allow our dentist in Harley Street to determine whether or not you will be susceptible to certain dental problems in the future.
Identifying any problems at an early stage and preventing them, will give you the chance to make all the necessary lifestyle and dietary changes to avoid further problems along the line. We believe that every patient deserves to feel comfortable in their smile and this starts with preventative oral care.
What happens during a routine dental check-up in Harley Street?
If it is your first appointment at our practice, your Harley Street dentist will ask for a full dental and medical history. Then, your dentist will proceed with examining your teeth, gums and mouth thoroughly. X-rays may be taken if necessary in order to determine any potential problems with your teeth and gums. Your dentist will also discuss any dental problems you may have encountered since your last visit. Furthermore, they will revisit your oral habits, such as your brushing technique, and recommend any improvements both in terms of technique and equipment (i.e. interdental brushes).
Your dentist will also discuss lifestyle habits that can affect the health of your teeth and gums, including alcohol consumption and smoking. By the end of your check-up, your dentist in Harley Street will let you know whether you will require further treatment and what options are available. You are advised to pair your dental check-ups with a thorough tooth cleaning.