Check up and clean in Southport
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Southport Park Family Dental
Dental Check-up and Clean
A dental check-up and clean is an important part of preventative dental care. A dental check-up allows your dentist to review the health of your teeth, gums, tongue, mouth, lips, and saliva. Regular check-ups allow the dentist to detect problems that you may not see or feel and identify early signs of gum disease and tooth decay. Decay often does not cause pain or become visible until it has become more advanced. With good oral health being linked to good general health, check-ups and cleans are an important dental treatment.
What Will Happen During a Dental Check-Up and Clean?
The dentist will first ask for you to complete a medical history form. This will include listing any allergies and medications. It is important to note this down as different conditions can affect your overall oral health and how the dentist will manage treatment you may require. It is also important to let the dentist know if you have noticed any changes related to your mouth, lips, teeth, gums, tongue, or saliva. The dentist will check your mouth and teeth.
They may take X-rays as this can help provide a greater understanding of the anatomy of your teeth and jaw and it will show signs of decay and infections which may be not visible to the naked eye.
They will then clean your teeth. This process involves removing calculus off your teeth, which is hardened plaque caused by bacteria that may contribute to gum disease. Your teeth may be polished, and fluoride applied which is used to help strengthen the teeth from decay and remineralise any weakened enamel that was present within the mouth. The dentist will discuss your overall oral health and information about a treatment plan that may be required depending on the outcome of their review.