It is important to schedule a check-up with a dentist – before any problems arise. At Smiles R’ Us Dental Centre, our friendly dentists, specialists and staff will make your visit comfortable. On your first visit to our dentist, they will take a full health history.
On subsequent visits, if your health status has changed, make sure to tell them. Most dental visits are checkups. Regular checkups (ideally every six months) will help your teeth stay cleaner, last longer and can prevent painful problems from developing.
Checkups almost always include a complete cleaning, either from the dentist or a dental hygienist. Using special instruments, a Dentist will scrape below the gum line, removing built-up plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease, cavities, bad breath and other problems. Your dentist or hygienist may also polish and floss your teeth.
Smiles R’ Us Dental Centre dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth, looking for signs of disease or other problems. Our goal is to help maintain your good oral health and to prevent problems from becoming serious, by identifying and treating them as soon as possible.
After a thorough examination, the Doctor will formulate a treatment plan that is tailored for each patient. This includes all necessary treatment, it might be a basic Dental Treatment or a reconstructive treatment. Whatever it might be, our Doctor will fully discuss a detailed plan or any alternative Treatment without any obligation from the patient.
Depending on your age, risks of disease and symptoms, your dentist may recommend X-rays. X-rays can diagnose problems otherwise unnoticed, such as damage to jawbones, impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts or tumors, and decay between the teeth.
Our dentist may ask for a Panoramic X-ray, or Panorex. This type of film provides a complete view of your upper and lower jaw in a single picture, and helps the dentist understand your bite and the relationship between the different teeth and your arch.