What does an oral health assessment include?
On your first visit, a complete health history will be taken to provide us with a broad understanding of your individual needs. Your dentist may take an x-ray of your teeth. An x-ray can be invaluable for ascertaining the current landscape of your jaw, for example the position of any wisdom teeth, and for diagnosing any issues that may otherwise go unnoticed.
At every Oral Health Assessment your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums. They will examine the health of the soft tissue in your mouth (cheek and tongues), test your gums for any sign of gum disease, screen you for oral cancer and assess the way your teeth bite together, to ensure the forces are correct to prevent your teeth from breaking.
What are the benefits of regular oral health assessments?
The health of your teeth is invaluable, and prevention is better than treatment further down the line. Regular oral health assessments give your dentist the opportunity to halt any signs of gum disease, screen for mouth cancer and offer advice on how to maintain and improve dental health. Routinely examining your smile can identify problems early.
Oral health assessments help to
- Prevent gum disease and mouth cancer
- Maintain good oral health
- Prevent halitosis (bad breath)
- Retain your teeth
- Keep a whiter, brighter smile
How often should I have an oral health assessment?
Your Crieff dentist will advise on how often you should have your teeth checked as part of your oral care routine. This will depend on your individual needs. Some people schedule an appointment once or twice a year, while others, who may require or have undergone treatment, will need to visit more frequently. You and your local Crieff dentist will discuss the most suitable frequency for general oral health assessments and work out a date and time that suits you.
Contact Care Dental on 01764 652607 today to book your next oral health assessment.