At North Shore Dentistry, we always tell our patients that prevention is better than a cure!
If you are somebody who hates visiting the dentist and avoids it at all costs, then it’s likely you are contributing to a vicious cycle. How so? By avoiding regular check-ups, you could have dental issues that escalate into serious pain – requiring more serious treatment. However patients who visit every six months or so can often avoid invasive treatments, as issues can be identified before they become a serious problem. Additionally, you could save yourself money as check-ups are much more cost effective than treatments such as fillings or root canal.
Finding dental concerns early is the key to avoiding serious damage and the need for invasive treatments.
What you can expect:
Visual and physical examination of your teeth and gums
Oral cancer screening
Oral hygiene recommendations
Fluoride treatment (if necessary)
Diagnostic x-ray (if necessary)
When was your last check-up?
Be honest, when was the last time you visited the dentist? At North Shore Dentistry, we recommend having a check-up once every six months. This allows us to identify decay and damage, and treat whatever we can in the duration of your appointment. In the fortunate exception that you don’t have any damage, we can focus on cleaning your teeth – preventing decay between appointments.
During your appointment at North Shore Dentistry, we can provide you with advice on how to maintain your oral care between visits. If you are unsure of the best product to use for your personal needs, we can also asses and recommend the most suitable product for you. Additionally, we can inform you of the best methods of maintaining oral health – such as brushing, flossing, dietary considerations, and more. We want to ensure that you understand the significant value of your check-up and encourage you to visit us twice a year.