Everyone needs regular dental checkups in order to maintain good oral health. During a checkup at Rainbow Dental Centre, your dentist will thoroughly look for gum disease, cavities, broken teeth, infection, early signs of oral cancer, and signs of other problems that could affect your health. If a cavity or other minor problem is identified, they are generally treated right away.
If you have dental implants or wear dentures, your dentist will check to see if they are wearing out, ensure they are fitting properly and examine if they are being properly cleaned. The results will be added to a medical history update.
During your dental checkup, it is important to talk to your dentist about your general health - such as if you smoke, have allergies, are taking any kind of medication, and so on. Additionally, let your dentist know if you have any changes or problems with your teeth, gums or mouth. A few examples of these would be: your teeth are feeling loose, your teeth have changed colour or moved, your gums are tender or bleed when you brush your teeth, your teeth or gums are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, or any other factors you are experiencing.
Once informed, your dentist will talk with you about any concerns about your oral health, and help you identify an appropriate treatment plan.
How often you should visit Rainbow Dental Centre for a dental checkup depends on how well you care for your teeth and gums, how quickly tartar builds up on your teeth, and if there are any problems that need to be monitored or require treatment.
Regular visits to the dentist will help to catch up small problems early before they become serious problems later. For more information on dental checkups, please contact the friendly staff at Rainbow Dental Centre near Barrie, Ontario.