Keeping your mouth healthy and clean
A general check-up is a chance for your dentist to examine your teeth and oral health and prioritise prevention. Your average dental check-up has two parts – an examination of your teeth for any problems that need to be addressed, and a professional cleaning to remove built-up tartar and plaque.
A general dental check-up at Ashfield Dental Centre will provide you with the reassurance that your oral health is on track and can assist with detecting issues that can later become problems. Conveniently located in the heart of Sydney, our highly experienced staff are fully equipped to guide you through a thorough check-up.
What to expect at your checkup appointment
During your check-up at Ashfield Dental Centre, our dentists will use X-rays to get a close, in-depth look at your teeth and spot any underlying conditions you may have. They will also examine your teeth visually for any cavities, and use specialised tools to clean your teeth.
If your dentist does not detect any issues then you will not need to return until your next appointment in six months. If your dentist notices something that warrants further intervention, they’ll let you know how to proceed.
What we need to know
Your dentist will ask you a variety of questions at your appointment. As well as ask you about your oral hygiene process (making sure you’re brushing and flossing correctly). They may also ask you about your overall health ie; what medications you’re taking and ask questions about illnesses or operations you’ve recently had. These might seem like strange questions to you, but they can help your dentist make the right decision on how best to support your oral health. Don’t worry, your dentist will keep all your information confidential.