Are you one of the good guys? One of the ones with an electric toothbrush with a 2-minute timer that you use morning and night to remove plaque? You are? Then at PS Dental Care, we salute you because you make our jobs so easy. But please don’t think that because you are so diligent that you don’t still need to come for a check-up with your dentist in Soho twice a year.
You do, and this is why. Only we can see into your mouth well enough and are trained to spot early signs of gum disease, tooth decay, oral cancer or other nasties. You won’t know they are there until they start to hurt and by then, they will be well advanced.
When you come to us at PS Dental Care as your dentist in Soho, you will have a free oral health assessment. During this assessment, we want to hear all about your health history and it is also your chance (not your only one, ever) to tell us about any worries you have. Here is what to expect from our Soho dentist during your oral health assessment.
Checking up on your teeth
As you lie back and relax, you will feel the Soho dentist gently using a metal probe to look at your teeth for signs of decay. The dentist will also use a small mirror to get a good view of the teeth at the back of your mouth. They may poke at your gums a bit to check for pockets caused by gum disease and also look for attrition and erosion. You will may also have to bite down on some carbon paper so that your dentist can see if your teeth are biting together correctly, and whether you are grinding your teeth in your sleep. If you are over 35, the dentist will also check for signs of oral cancer by using their hands to palpate your neck and looking at the soft tissues in your mouth.
We will make detailed notes on the state of your teeth, including the fillings, crowns, veneers or implants.