Dental checkups involve a thorough oral examination of both the gums and teeth. The interval between checkups is dependent on the stability of your mouth but is normally annual. You will be questioned on any problems you may have. You will be given advice on how to keep the gums and teeth healthy. Normally checkups involve a scaling and polish. It is also necessary to utilise x-rays for the early detection of cavities between teeth. The interval between these x-rays will vary depending on your risk profile. It is important to have checkups as poor dental health can affect not only the teeth and gums but also lead to general health problems.
It is easy to abuse our teeth. Unlike the rest of the body by the time we feel pain it is too late. Be careful when eating:
Our teeth should not be used as bottle openers or fishing pliers. Respect your teeth and you will develop fewer problems!