The most common reason to visit your dentist is for your routine check-up.

These appointments are essential for your ongoing dental care, as they give us the chance to fully assess your mouth, teeth and gums for any issues. It takes a dentist to spot any signs of decay or gum disease, especially in the early stages.

We focus on preventative dentistry at Oriel Villas Dental and believe strongly that prevention is always better than cure, so it’s important for us to have a look at your teeth and gums at least twice a year. We can spot potential problems before they have a chance to get worse and need more costly treatment further down the line.

What happens during an examination?

During your appointment, we will examine your teeth, gums and mouth, looking for signs of:

  • Decay
  • Infection
  • A misaligned bite
  • Oral cancer
  • Other issues with your teeth

We may also need to take x-rays of your teeth. We will ask if you have had any problems since your last visit and give you the chance to raise any concerns you might have. We will advise you on the best cleaning techniques for your oral hygiene routine at home, and share tips on diet, alcohol and tobacco consumption.

If we find anything that requires further treatment, we will devise a treatment plan that includes the best course of action and the expected costs.

How often should I see my dentist?

Your dentist will let you know when you need to come back for your next routine examination appointment – you may not need to see us every six months. If you have any problems between check-ups, please phone us to make an earlier appointment.