Begin the New Year with a Healthy Smile

Begin the New Year with a Healthy Smile

March 10, 2020 10:52 am Published by

The beginning of every New Year is always an excellent opportunity for fresh starts. It’s a good time to re-evaluate many decisions we took in the past year, and to think of new values and goals to achieve in the future by getting rid of wrong habits and adopting a new lifestyle. A New Year is simply a fresh start.

At Drs. Nicolas & Asp, we strongly believe that your 6 months dental check-up should fall on top of your New Year’s Checklist.

  • Why are dental checkups essential?

Although it is very important to maintain your oral hygiene routine at home, you still need to visit the dentist regularly for so many reasons. First of all, the hardened dental plaque and/or stains that accumulate on your teeth cannot be removed by the regular brushing at home and can only be cleaned at the dentist’s office. In addition, X-Rays are also needed to reveal any hidden cavities and show the condition of the roots below the gums and the jaw bones, allowing the dentist to see exactly what is happening in your mouth.

  • What to expect in your checkup?

During the dental checkup, our team at Drs. Nicolas & Asp will provide all types of examinations you need to keep your smile healthy. The overall health of your mouth will be assessed. The dentist will check if your teeth have cavities, cracks or defective fillings. Your gum health will be evaluated too, making sure that there is no inflammation, bleeding or pockets.

Your lymph nodes, TMJ, soft tissue including tongue, cheeks, lips and oral and neck muscles will also be examined to check for swelling or any abnormal signs that might be present. At last, the dentist will provide you with the treatment plan that will ensure the long-term health of your teeth and gums. Teeth scaling and polishing session is usually a part of the 6 months checkup, where the hardened dental plaque is completely cleaned and removed. The final step of the regular dental checkup is to schedule your next 6 months appointment or as recommended by the dentist. At Drs. Nicolas & Asp, we believe that booking your next appointment right away is the most efficient way to maintain your oral health.

  • How often should be the checkups?

According to the National Health Service of the United Kingdom, the new guidelines state that the recommended interval between dental check-ups should be determined individually for each patient, and tailored to meet his or her needs, by an assessment of disease levels and risk of dental disease. Meaning that depending on your oral hygiene status and your medical condition, your dentist will recommend how often you should go for your dental check-up. The lower your risk of having dental problems, the longer you can wait before your next check-up. Some people are advised to go every three months, others every six months.

  • What do you need to say to your dentist during your regular checkup?

You need to open up and inform your dentist about any medical condition you are having. You also need to describe any pain or sensitivity with as many details as possible to help your dentist make the correct diagnosis.

In addition, if you are unhappy about your smile, share your expectations freely. Your dentist will guide you and help you with so many options to have the smile of your dreams for a lifetime. Taking care of our oral health is part of taking care of our overall health. It’s always better to prevent problems rather than curing them. Don’t wait to have pain in your teeth to visit a dentist. Start the New Year with a new healthy smile and chose the best dentist in Dubai to create it for you.

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