Ans. A regular dental check-up should be the part of your regular routine. It helps to ensure healthy gums, teeth and mouth. It is advised to have regular dental visits once in every 6 months, or as and when recommended by your dentist. Person with good oral health will need to visit dental clinic only once in 12 to 24 months, but those who have some problem will need to check up more often.
The benefit of regular dental check-up that it reduces the risk of the dental problems and other associate r problems. It is the critical part of the preventive care, which will help avoid many problems later on in life.
During the routine dental check-ups, the dentist will examine your teeth to look for any decay or cavity, and also inspect the old restoration or crown( if any) and check whether they are intact or not. He will examines all the soft tissues too, for any lesion or infection over gums, tongue, floor of the mouth, roof of the mouth tonsils, or lips etc. The routine dental visits also includes the evaluation of risk of developing other oral problems. He will also do the thorough check up of throat, neck, and face to look for any lumps, lesion and other sign of different disease or abnormality.
Dentist will do the thorough cleaning or scaling to remove the plaque and debris, which cannot be removed by normal brushing. Then, if needed, he will advise for changes required in toothpaste, brush or technique.
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