Starting from the age of about 18 months, a 6 monthly dental visit is recommended for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums.

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A Dental and Oral examination includes:

  • Examining the head, neck, face and joint (Temporomandibular Joint) for anything out of the ordinary.
  • Checking for any dental decay, damaged fillings, broken teeth or any infected teeth.
  • Evaluating the health of gums and plan treatment accordingly.
  • Check for any brushing defects which may result in tooth damage
  • Check for any signs of parafunctional habits (eg. grinding or clenching habits) and its effect on teeth.
  • Checking bites and jaw positions and referring to the orthodontist if necessary.
  • 2-3 yearly radiographs to check for any hidden decay in between teeth.
  • Checking for Oral Cancer and any precancerous spots in the mouth.
  • Checking dental appliances if applicable.

 

Dental cleaning includes:

  • Removal of plaque and calculus and polishing teeth
  • Flossing
  • Oral hygiene instructions to improve home maintenance
  • Providing fluoride application if necessary.