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Importance of Dental Checkups

A dental checkup involves a detailed assessment of your overall oral health. The early detection of problems like gum disease and cavities through routine inspections will help prevent more catastrophic consequential problems like tooth loss. 

You may also get early warning signs of other significant health issues including cavities, oral cancer, and gum disease among others. 

Early symptoms of diseases like diabetes and heart disease frequently appear in your mouth before they do in the rest of your body. One of the main advantages of routine dental exams is the ability to detect these problems early.

Dental Checkups

What to Expect at a Dental Checkup

Your dentist at Dentistry in the 6ix will carefully inspect your teeth, gums, tongue, and throat during a dental checkup. 

Your dentist can spot indications of gum disease, cavities, and oral cancer through this visual examination. An examination can be performed independently or in conjunction with a dental cleaning. 

Your dentist will do the exam following the cleaning if the two procedures are being done at the same time.

There are three steps to your dental examination:

  1. Visual Inspection: Your dentist will carefully inspect your mouth using a small mirror and other specialised tools to look for any indications of decay, discolouration, strange spots, or other issues.
  2. Look for Grinding Indications: We'll look for any odd wear patterns on your teeth that might point to clenching or grinding. If this is discovered, treatment options like braces may be offered to realign your teeth and relieve the pressure from grinding.
  3. Establish a Dental Health Plan: Finally, your dentist will discuss the exam's results. Your dentist will make suggestions on how to enhance your dental health based on the checkup.

Although a dental examination and teeth cleaning may be performed concurrently, they are not the same procedure. While a checkup is an examination that looks at your overall dental health, a cleaning involves removing plaque from the teeth.

Most people can maintain good oral health with just two dental cleanings and two exams each year. But in other cases specific circumstances such as medical issues can necessitate more frequent cleanings.

These ailments include anything that can impair your immune system, like diabetes. Additionally, those who smoke, have gum disease, or are predisposed to cavities could require more regular visits.

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