For a good oral care, you need to get your teeth and gums checked at regular time durations. This ensures not only the good health of your mouth, but it also saves you from the diseases that you might neglect by not getting the teeth checked. The dental clinics in Edmonton have always recommended brushing teeth twice a day followed by flossing for the best oral care. However, people fail to follow these simple and easy rules and then complain about the teeth problems. According to Dr. Smith of Spruce Grove dental clinic, getting a dental checkup once in every six month is very important, but few of the dentists might call you more frequently, depending upon the condition of your gums and teeth. So what does a regular dental checkup consists of.
- Polishing and cleaning
The dentists use special instruments for cleaning of your teeth. Cleaning removes all the plaque and tartar that gets deposited over the teeth in the course of time, rendering them clean, white and stain free look. After cleaning the teeth, the polishing is followed that is done by using a rotating rubber brush or cup that gives the teeth smooth finish.
- Proper guidance
After cleaning and polishing of the teeth, the dentist guides you how to maintain the shine and take care of the teeth for the longer time. The teeth whitening can last long if the teeth are given proper care. This can be done by brushing the teeth twice a day followed by flossing.
- Teeth and gums examination
Your dentist will always examine your teeth throughout every time you are going to visit him for a checkup. If there are any signs of problems than it can be caught in the examination. Using the right tools, the dentist look for any signs of cavaties, and looks at the back of the mouth using the dentist mirror. If you have minor teeth problems than it can be cured at the dentist but if the examination results in major problems, then the dentist might recommend you to orthodontist or Periodontist.
- X-Ray Examination
If you have a pain in the gums or teeth, the dentist might take an x-ray of your mouth. The x-ray lets the dentist have a closer look at the other dental problems like decay, gum disease and the root of the teeth. If you have a sustained gum condition for a very long period of time, then you have to go through a through checkup of your mouth that includes examination of your teeth and gums in a comprehensive way. During the checkup, the dentist may check the following:
- Comprehensive examination of mouth, teeth, gums and neck.
- Looking at your medical history and going through your past dental records.
- Taking series of detailed x-rays to make sure of your dental condition.