Otherwise known as a check-up, it is recommended that you get an oral examination every six months. This is a general examination to inspect your oral health.
Often the dentist will recommend a number of preventative measures for how to keep your teeth and gums healthy. It is also at this stage a dentist is able to see whether any further procedures are required. The process is very simple and usually lasts only around ten minutes.
- Are you brushing and flossing correctly, and frequently enough?
- Is your oral hygiene regime keeping away plaque?
- Are the things you eat and drink damaging or staining your teeth?
One of the key things a dentist will be looking for during an oral examination is how well you are looking after your dental hygiene. This means evaluating the effectiveness of your oral hygiene regime – brushing, flossing and so forth. It will determine: