What to expect from a dental check-up

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A regular check-up and clean shouldn’t be something you dread

Oral health and dental care are not a once off subscription, but rather an attainable goal that requires commitment and regular check-ups with a dentist you can trust. Putting the dazzle back into smiles for the past 18 years, the team at Dr Anthony Spink Dental Suite suggests that our patients pay us a visit at least every six months for a routine check-up.

With preventive care being a priority at our Brighton practice, dental check-ups not only ensure that your teeth are kept strong, clean and healthy – but it allows for us to identify and treat problems immediately.

If you have problematic teeth and are undergoing oral treatment, it is recommended that you book an appointment with our trained professionals at least once every six months. For our patients with minimal or low oral risks dental problems – cleanings can be done once every year.

If you are wondering what a dental check-up entails – here are 6 things you can expect.

  1. Dental examination

Our friendly professionals will evaluate your oral health while checking for common oral concerns and cavities. If you have experienced previous dental problems and you were treated for it – we will evaluate your progress during this time.

2. Teeth cleaning

Here at our Brighton practice, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of dental advancements and technology. Routine teeth cleanings can mean the difference between good and bad oral hygiene. This is because plaque and tarter tend to build on our teeth, which can not entirely be removed by brushing and flossing. Our various, top of the range, dental instruments are used to scrape off tartar and loosen plaque, leaving you with a fresh mouth and dazzling smile.

Regular clean-ups prevent:

  • Tooth decay
  • Bad breath
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease

Health complications that can result from bad oral hygiene are:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Respiratory disease
  • Cancer
  1. Polishing

Polishing forms part of the cleaning process where the surface of your tooth is smoothened out to remove plaque and stains on your teeth. 

  1. X-rays

    X-rays are used to detect anything from the slightest dental problems to the more serious kind, so that we can address them as fast as possible. These issues may include gum disease and infections, to more serious oral concerns like tumours.

  2. History analysis

    Analysing your files and examining your history gives us a better idea of what we need to focus on when it comes to your oral health. Your overall medical history also helps us decide on which treatment options can and cannot be used for you. Our Brighton treatment options are:
  • Preventative dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  1. Expert advice

    After taking a good look at your teeth and analysing your history, we should be in a good position to advise you on suitable treatment options or simply on how best to maintain good oral health. Our dentists have been in the industry for decades and have since developed a proven track record on how best to treat and deal with a variety of dental concerns and conditions. Our goal for our patients is to educate them on how to avoid dental problems as well as address existing conditions. This is achieved by regular visits, an open dialog and transparency.

Being a family dentist, we recommend that children learn the importance of oral hygiene from an early age. Visiting the dentist for regular check-ups promotes a good and long term oral care routine.

Book your check-up with us today.

For more information or to book contact us at 07 3869 4555 or email spinkdent1@bigpond.com