Regular dental check-ups are paramount in maintaining a healthy mouth and a glowing smile. Hopefully, you’ve been heading along to the dentist regularly since you were a child. If you haven’t been having regular checkups or you’ve changed dentists, then you’ll need to have an initial dental exam.
At dhealth Dentistry, we know that visiting the dentist is terrifying for some people. In fact, nine times out of ten, it’s fear rather than a lack of care that makes people put off their first dentist visit. Well, we’re here to tell you two things:
- You need to get your teeth checked
- You really have nothing to worry about
An initial check-up will not involve any extractions, drills or even any pain. Your initial exam is all about checking your teeth and planning the best way to address any issues. Unfortunately, if you have put off your first visit, there may be issues we need to attend to, but this will happen when you’re ready, and after you’ve had all your fears attended to by our friendly and attentive staff.
The best part is, we offer incredible prices for your initial dental exam, so you can’t use expense as an excuse!
Of course, if you’re a regular dental-goer, but if this is your first time at dhealth, you can expect the finest in dental care. Our holistic approach to dentistry is celebrated for its ability to take the entire picture of your health into account to deliver outstanding dental results. When you visit us for the first time, we’ll give you a complete check-up, as if you’ve never been to the dentist before.
Price:$82 (before rebate) for a 1 hour detailed examination
What To Expect On Your Initial Visit
- The initial part of your visit will be a discussion about your dental habits, including how often you brush and floss. You’ll also have an opportunity to put forward any concerns you have about treatment, as well as any problems you’ve noticed in your mouth.
- After the discussion, we will thoroughly examine your mouth, checking for the most common dental problems, such as plaque, decay, gum disease and impacted teeth.
- Please delete – The initial consultation does not include a clean. This is usually booked back in with a hygienist at a later stage. A scale and clean will be performed to remove any plaque, tartar or debris that you won’t ever be able to get rid of at home. This is a painless procedure, and we can apply a numbing agent if you feel any discomfort.
- If we notice any impacted teeth, crowded teeth or deep decay, we may take x-ray or radiograph(s) of your mouth to help diagnose any problems that maybe invisible to our naked eye.
- If you are struggling with decay, we may suggest a fluoride treatment. This will help to protect your teeth against the bacteria that causes decay.
- Your skilled dentist will give you all the information you need to continue looking after your teeth and gums at home. We will also discuss any future treatments and come up with a comprehensive treatment plan to detail how many visits and what are the costs expected. We will make sure they are designed to suit your lifestyle, budget and your needs.
Importance of Your Initial Checkup and Follow-ups
- How much do you smile in a day? The answer is a lot! Having a healthy smile positively impacts every aspect of your life. By visiting us, we can put steps in place to ensure you enjoy that smile for as long as possible.
- Dental problems can often go unnoticed. Small issues can quickly grow and become a nightmare. If you haven’t visited the dentist before, chances are there will be some minor issues with your teeth and gums. The sooner you visit us, the sooner we can address the issue and prevent you from suffering from toothaches, losing teeth, bone density and having to go through expensive and lengthy treatments and operations.
- Brushing and flossing daily is often not enough to keep your teeth healthy. Visiting your dentist every 6 months is essential to maintain optimal oral health. A professional scale and clean will remove any plaque, tartar or debris that you won’t ever be able to get rid of at home. This is a painless procedure, and we can apply a numbing agent if you feel any discomfort. It is such an easy process, and it does so much for your oral health.
- Dental hygiene is intimately connected to your overall health. There are strong correlations between dental and gum disease and other serious health issues, including diabetes and heart disease.
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