What Really Happens During Dental Checkups?

Posted by SILVER FIRS DENTAL on Jan 27 2021, 05:14 AM

During a dental checkup, the dentist examines teeth, gums, bite, as well as the neck, throat, and facial irregularities. Also, the doctor will educate patients on how to maintain oral hygiene and maintain healthy lifestyles. Another procedure will be looking for any lumps, ulcers, discoloration, and swelling with the help of visual examinations, including radiographic procedures and other diagnostic procedures.

If there are any brown stains present in your mouth, the dentist will do the scaling, which is known as cleaning in normal terms. The dentist will clean the teeth gently, polishing the teeth and removing stains, plaque, and tartar. And also, the dentist will assess your need for fluorides.

To rule out gum disease, the dentist will probe your teeth and gums. This procedure may hurt and bleed a bit, but the pain will not last long. Any evidence of bleeding indicates the presence of gum disease. One of the most common dental diseases the dentist comes across is tooth decay, which affects millions of children and adults. The development of cavities is the result of tooth decay caused by the failure in brushing teeth after consuming an increased amount of sugary and acidic foods and beverages. 

During an examination, if the dentist finds any dental caries, the dentist will take the tooth's radiograph, which is attacked by caries. Depending on the penetration of caries, appropriate treatment is done. The dentist will also discuss your diet and oral hygiene habits with you and demonstrate brushing and flossing habits. 

Throughout the checkups, the dentist will also ask about your health problems or any medications you take and discuss how they might affect your oral health. For example, if you have diabetes, then you are at risk of increased gum disease.

Regular dental visits will save your teeth from progressive diseases, prevent future issues, provide education on proper dental hygiene, help with related issues, treat bad breath, and have a good smile. There are certain medications that contribute to dry mouth, which leads to increased caries rate. 

Dental checkups will also include diet, tobacco use, and other lifestyle factors that can affect oral health. At the sunshine dental clinic, we will try our best to protect your oral health and maintain healthy lifestyles by educating the patients. Also, we will use sterilized instruments only and perform non-invasive procedures on a minimal budget.

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