Dental check-ups are essential for good oral health and we advise all our patients to visit the practice every 6 to 12 months for a routine appointment.
What happens during a check-up?
We will examine your mouth and check that everything is in good order, checking for any signs of developing or existing dental health problems. We will compare the state of your teeth with your notes to check that there have been no major changes. We will also ask if you have been suffering from any pain or sensitivity in the time since we last saw you.
If your teeth and gums are healthy we will arrange another check-up. If you need further treatment to remedy a developing problem we will explain what needs to be done and schedule an appointment in the near future.
Why are regular check-ups so important?
They enable us to keep an eye on the health of your mouth and check for signs of decay, gum disease and other conditions. As dentists we are in an ideal position to detect early warning signs of developing conditions and this means that we can arrange treatment as early as possible.
During a routine check-up we will take time to look out for signs of oral cancer, a health problem that is becoming increasingly common in the UK. Early detection of mouth cancer is vital and allows us to refer patients for treatment as early as possible.
During a regular check-up we can chat to patients about oral hygiene and lifestyle factors and are happy to answer your questions, whether you need advice about giving up smoking or simply want recommendations about toothbrushes.
Here at Alpha House Dental Practice we treat patients from all over the country but in particular those residing in Birchington, Margate and Thanet, East Kent.