Many people often go years without visiting the dentist. Whether it’s due to fear, lack of money or because they think their teeth don’t have any problems, visiting the dentist on a regular basis can prevent many oral health problems.
If it’s been a long time since you had a dental check-up, maybe it’s time to book an appointment at PS Dental Care. We believe that prevention is better than cure and we encourage our patents to visit our dental practice at least twice a year for check-ups and cleanings.
Our dentist in Soho will examine your teeth and gums thoroughly and create a personalised treatment plan, if needed. They will also check your throat and soft tissue for signs or oral cancer. Finally, our oral hygienists will remove plaque from your teeth and polish them.
What happens during a regular check-up?
A regular dental check-up at PS Dental Care typically consists of two parts: the actual check-up and the cleaning. Each part of the visit is as essential as the other, and your dentist in Soho will walk you through each one. Feel free to ask your dentist questions during your check-up, so you understand everything that happens. It’s important that you build that relationship with your dentist, so you can feel free to bring concerns to them at any time.
During a dental check-up, your Soho dentist will look for signs of decay or gum disease on your teeth and gums. They may request x-rays in order to check for any cavities that might have been missed during the initial examination. They will also inspect your tongue, throat, head and neck. This is because serious dental problems often affect the rest of your mouth and head. They may also perform an oral screening to rule out oral cancer.
After the check-up, a dental hygienist will clean your teeth thoroughly and remove any plaque with a special tool. They will then polish your teeth to help remove any surface stains and ensure that plaque will remain off your teeth for longer. Finally, your dental hygienist will show you effective brushing and flossing techniques.