Why your dentists at West Market Dental recommend a check-up every 6 months and what gets done?
At West Market Dental your dentists like to come in at your 6 month cleaning to say hi and do your dental check-up. In our office all three of our Calgary dentists believe in a thorough dental check-up where we will begin with an exam outside your mouth where we will check for any lumps and bumps, evaluate your TMJ (jaw joint) among other areas. After that we will check inside your mouth where your dentist will first begin to check your gums, cheeks, tongue etc. for oral cancer and make sure everything is looking in tip top shape. Finally and most important for some patients is your dentist will then do a thorough check over of your teeth. After all is done, your dentist will then let you know of any thing they noticed. Believe it or not most issues in your mouth will not cause any discomfort until they become big problems so the overall main purpose of this check up is to use any x-rays taken as well as the visual exam to notice any small problems that may be present so they can be fixed before they cause any pain. All the dentists at our Calgary Signal Hill dental office are also trained in many methods of improving your smile whether its porcelain veneers, smile make-over, dental implants, cosmetic dental bonding or invisalign (clear or invisible braces) so if you have any questions about your mouth or improving your smile this is a perfect time to ask your dentist and he would be happy to explain things to you.
We recently had a patient come in and it's a perfect example why we like to do our 6 month check-ups. (more…)