Why do I need to visit Olive Tree Dental for a check-up?
You may assume you should have a dental check-up every 6 months, but some people may not need to go so often and others may need more frequent checks. It really does depend on how good your oral health is.
The time between check-ups can vary from 3 months to 18 months, depending on how healthy your teeth and gums are and your risk of future problems.
A check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it’s best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether.
At Olive Tree Dental we strongly believe in preventative dentistry, we will always aim to give honest, concise advice about various treatments. We will be able to show you with the oral camera what we can see during an examination. This is an amazing tool to explain to you what we see and help you have an informed decision on your treatment needs.
If during your dental check-up you want to find out more about other treatments on offer such as Cosmetic Dentistry treatments or Skin-Care related treatments we can arrange specific consultations with one of our specialised practitioners or therapists so you can rest assured that you are receiving expert advice.
What to expect during a dental check-up?
- Examination of your teeth, gums and soft tissues in and round the mouth and neck.
- Be asked questions about your general health and any problems you’ve relating to your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit.
- Be given advice on your diet, smoking / alcohol use, tea or coffee habits in addition to teeth-cleaning habits.
- Discuss a date for your next visit
After your check-up your dentist will recommend a date for your next visit. You will be sent reminders closer to the time of your appointment so you don’t have to worry about missing any upcoming appointments at Olive Tree Dental.
The time to your next check-up could be as short as 3 months or as long as 18 months. We recommend that for children and teenagers up until the age of 18 visit the dentist at least once a year.