General Consultation

Your general dental checkups are extremely important. We strongly recommend visiting our practice regularly so we can monitor your dental health closely. These regular visits allow us to detect small changes to your oral health more quickly and provide appropriate treatment. Your dental checkups are the best way to maintain good oral health, and this approach is far more cost-effective in the longer term.

How Often Will I Need a Dental Check-up?

When you first visit our practice, we assess your current dental health and review your medical history. Sometimes certain medical conditions or medications can affect the treatments we recommend, so it is very important to ensure all treatment provided is safe and appropriate. Once we have a clear overview of your dental health, we provide a custom preventive dental plan. Your plan will show how frequently we suggest visiting Smilexcellence for dental check-ups and hygiene appointments. Usually, adults with good dental health will only need to visit us every six months. We also thoroughly recommend professional dental cleanings during these visits.

Why Do My Teeth Need to be Professionally Cleaned?

Even if you clean your teeth meticulously, it is easy to miss certain areas and leave some dental plaque on your teeth. Unless removed thoroughly, dental plaque hardens into calculus or tartar within a couple of days. The bacteria in tartar can inflame and infect your gums, increasing your risk of gum disease. Regularly removing tartar reduces this risk and is an easy and effective way to maintain strong, healthy gums and reduces your risk of cavities. In addition, a professional dental cleaning will leave your mouth feeling super fresh and clean, and it is a great way to freshen your breath.

Will I Need Dental X-rays During My Consultations?

A healthy adult will probably only need x-rays every couple of years, while children might need them more frequently because their teeth and jaws are still growing and developing quite rapidly. Therefore, we only take x-rays when necessary, and they are an invaluable diagnostic aid. Smilexcellence uses up-to-date digital x-ray equipment, which is very safe, and the images are viewable instantly on screens in our treatment rooms.

What if I Need Treatment?

If we discover any issues requiring treatment during your consultation, we will provide you with a treatment plan. Our dentist will also spend some time reviewing the plan with you and explaining each recommended procedure in detail, and of course, we allow lots of time to answer your questions.