Routine dental appointments are essential to maintain good oral health and a happy smile. A standard dental check-up is carried out by an experienced, qualified dentist and is the best way to spot any problems with your mouth before they become serious. Both adults and children require routine dental appointments on a regular basis because Preventative dentistry is the key to keeping your mouth healthy.
Routine dental appointments are usually carried out every six months, although some patients may require more frequent visits, while others may need to come into the practice less often. Your dentist will advise you on how often you need to come in for a check-up.
What happens at a routine dental check-up? If it is your first appointment at the practice, your dentist will take a full dental and medical history.
Studies show that mouth cancer is on the increase and that early detection dramatically improves the chances of recovery. Late detection of mouth cancers has resulted in a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma.
Mouth cancer screening is a simple procedure performed at a dental practice that involves the following:
It is recommended that you come in for a mouth cancer screening on a yearly basis. If you have any sores, lumps or long-term ulcers in your mouth, no matter how small, it is very important that you come in to have them looked at.
Because smoking is strongly linked with many forms of cancer and other dental problems, we always encourage our patients to quit smoking. An excellent source of information is the Mouth Cancer Foundation if you require any further information.
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