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What is Included in a Dental Check-Up?
The purpose of a dental check-up is to ensure the mouth is properly cleaned and examine it for any health issues. Generally, a dental check-up will include:
At a dental check-up, your dentist will assess you for early signs of gum disease, tooth decay, bone damage, oral cancer and other dental issues. They will clean your teeth and gums of plaque and tartar that may have built up in hard-to-reach places.
No matter how good your at-home oral care is, regular check-ups with a dental professional are required to maintain good oral hygiene and health and to detect signs of gum disease or tooth decay. Even if you are not experiencing any symptoms of a dental issue, only a professional dentist can detect and treat oral problems. Dental check-ups are crucial for maintaining healthy teeth, gums and overall oral health.
What happens during a check-up?
At each check-up, the dentist will ask about any difficulties since your last visit. As you settle into the dental chair, a check-up, scaling and polishing takes place.
Check-up: Your dentist will check for cavities and to see if there’s any plaque – that’s the clear, sticky layer of bacteria – or tartar on your teeth. Next, the dentist checks the gums, seeing if the spaces between your teeth and gums are shallow. Gum disease becomes apparent when the spaces become deeper. The dentist also checks the tongue, throat, face and neck, looking for any signs of trouble or swelling as well as detecting any signs that might indicate oral cancer.
Scale & polish: Plaque or tartar build-up needs to be removed, so the dentist uses special instruments such as an ultrasonic scaler to painlessly knock loose any larger pieces of tartar, and provide deep cleaning above and below the gum line – all with a tickling vibration. Once all the surfaces are smooth, they are polished to remove stains from the teeth using a slow-speed handpiece with a soft rubber cup that spins. Inside the cup is a polish comprised of an abrasive toothpaste-like material and fluoride – this powerful mix is spun around on the soon-to-be smooth and shiny teeth.
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