Even if you brush and floss your teeth thoroughly at home, visiting a dentist for regular check-ups is still essential. Your dentist can look for early symptoms of decay, gum disease, oral cancer or other health issues and take proper action. Moreover, professional cleaning including tooth scaling and polishing, helps to get rid of calcified plaque and tartar.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic in Harley Street, we go the extra mile to ensure optimal oral health for our patients. A routine visit to our dental clinic will include examining your teeth and professional cleaning. Your Harley Street dentist will also discuss your health history, your oral hygiene habits and general issues that may affect your oral health (i.e. alcohol consumption, smoking). Here’s what to expect during a dental check-up in Harley Street.
Cleaning your teeth
At Harley Street Dental Clinic we offer thorough teeth cleaning including getting rid of plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. Your Harley Street dentist or hygienist will then polish your teeth with a slightly coarse paste and finish up with anti-plaque treatment if necessary. Smooth-tooth surfaces make it more difficult for plaque to build up before your next dental visit.
Examining you teeth
Once your teeth are properly cleaned, your dentist will examine them for signs of decay or gum disease. Redness, sensitivity, swelling and blood in your gums are all signs of gum disease. Your Harley Street dentist will also check for irregularities in your bite and will look for evidence of tooth grinding.
Your dentist will also examine your neck and lymph glands as well as the soft tissues of your mouth for signs of infection or oral cancer, especially if you are 35 or older. Early discovery of oral cancer is crucial and regular dental visits can help.
Should you require any dental treatment such as fillings, crowns or root canal treatment, your Harley Street dentist will guide your through the procedure and prepare a full treatment plan. If no treatment is necessary, your dentist will let you know when you should come for your next routine check-up.