Despite brushing twice and flossing regularly, reaching some areas of your mouth with your brush or flossing thread can be difficult. And it is for this reason you should consider visiting your dentist regularly for dental checkups and cleaning.
Along with keeping your teeth and gums healthy, these checkups can help you catch various oral disorders much earlier, which makes their treatments more accessible and more effective.
Opt for a regular dental checkup every six months to keep the dental problems at bay!!
Regular Dental Checkups
Brushing twice a day, flossing once daily, and eating balanced healthy meals are essential to maintaining a healthy smile. But sometimes, carefully following this advice is not enough. Visiting a dentist is critical as part of your oral health care routine.
A dentist can check for tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. These conditions can affect your oral health without you knowing it. Professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist helps to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Even below the gum line that regular brushing and flossing cannot.
Visiting a dentist regularly may prevent oral health complications down the road. Maintaining an oral health care routine at home and regular dental check-ups can keep your smile healthy for a lifetime.
Hygienist Visit, Full Mouth Dental Cleaning
Home patients need to visit a dental hygienist. Regularly, whether it be three months, four months, or every six months, this is important because you need to keep the teeth clean, the gums healthy, and the check deposits.
The hygienist usually starts our exam by checking the lymph nodes. All along the lower jaw, behind the ears, and on the sides of the neck to see if any lymph nodes are swollen. If there were some, it’s a sign of inflammation in the mouth.
Having done that, the dental hygienist will start scaling with an ultrasonic scaler. This is the first step of the dental hygiene visit. She’ll go over all the teeth and all the quadrants and removes the hard dental stone or Char Char. Once the ultrasonic is done, she will use a hand scaler between the teeth and the pockets.
This is to make sure that no deposits are left there. This is of great importance because otherwise, the complete healing of the gums does not occur.
Once the hand scaling is done, it polishes all four quadrants of the mouth inside, outside, and across the bite surfaces with a polishing paste. This not only cleans the surface of the teeth but also removes the superficial stains. Stains are caused by tobacco, coffee, tea, and the colour particles in the coat.
Once the polishing is done on the highs knees, make sure to check with the dental floss that there’s nothing left between the teeth, no dental stone or deposits; see also, make sure that there are no fillings that have an excess obstructing the foss to be appropriately used between the teeth.
Once she’s used to flossing, she will go over with a profit. This is like a spray that cleans all the stains that could have been left after the polishing paste has been used. It reaches into all the deep fissures and spots on the teeth.
Once the fall cleaning and the hygiene visit are about to be complete, she will check for the beautiful colour of the teeth. Perhaps the patient might want to have some wiping done.
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Dental Checkups in Copperhills Family Dentistry
Welcome to Copperhills Family Dentistry. Our first of many weekly episodes is about dental checkups. Once you come to our clinic, you will be received by our care coordinators.
They will request you, in an email, to fill out a form about your dental and medical history, details, and contact details.
Once the panoramic x-ray has been taken, your dentist will welcome you into the room, requesting you to sit down, and the nurse will make you comfortable with a comfortable cushion. The dentist will place the chair comfortably to start the dental checkups, and the nurse will put on a protective bib for your clothes.
The dental checkup consists of a consult of the patient’s primary concerns and starts with the dentist taking bitewing x-rays. These X-rays help the dentist diagnose if there are any cavities in between the teeth. It is necessary because a dentist, when he does a visual exam, will not be able to see them without the help of the X-ray.
Once the dental x-rays are completed, two on each side, he will put your chair in a comfortable position again to do the introvert exam. In the visual exam, he will check the gums’ condition.
The tea contains any pockets; if there is any bleeding, any deposits, any fillings that are of poor condition, and if there are any optical cavities or damages on the bite surfaces of the teeth, he will be checking around the two legs.
He will be studying the soft tissues of the mouth. Check the tongue and, of course, your bite or the occlusion. During a complete dental checkup of the system, the goal is to guide the patient toward oral health or life.
The visual checkup is completed by checking with an intraoral camera. This is one of the best tools for communication with the patient. He would take colour pictures of all the teeth and fillings and if there were any deposits or gum inflammation.
Once all these images, x-rays and panoramic X-rays are ready. The patient is seated back up, and the dentist will go through everything he can diagnose on the x-rays and the intraoral images to explain the mount’s condition and if any items need to be dealt with.
Going to the x-rays explains to the patient if there are any poor fillings any cavities between the teeth so that a treatment plan can be created.
The panoramic X-ray shows vertical pockets, bone loss in resinated wisdom teeth, or microleakage under the old fillings. The dentist will also explain the anatomy of the jaws by describing where the mandible bone is and the mandibular nerves and if any teeth are elongated in there by position; followed by the x-rays comes the fun part for the patient.
That’s when they can see all the images of their teeth in colour. They can see the condition of the
old fillings. If new cavities are coming up or there are old damages on the white surfaces, we call Fisher damages that may need to be sealed or cleaned out.
He can explain if any old fillings are not in good condition or have any microleakage or secondary decay.
You will, of course, show you if you’ve got any deposits, especially on the inside of your teeth where the saliva has lots of salts and minerals; despite good brushing, deep deposits called tartar calculus or dental stone can be profound.