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General Dentistry – maintaining your dental health

Dental Examinations

It is very important to attend regular dental examinations. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence recommends that these should be carried out every 3-12 months depending on your dental need requirements. The health of your gums and teeth can deteriorate if not maintained regularly.

What is a dental examination?

At an examination appointment you would have an assessment of your teeth and gums. This may be accompanied by some radiographs which will aid in the diagnoses of any dental problems. If any problems exist, you would be notified of this and we would aim to treat this whilst it is still a small and easy to manage problem. If these problems are allowed to progress then you would potentially develop pain and further problems in the future.

I don’t need a check-up, I have no problems.

Most dental problems will not be perceived as painful until the very late stages of the disease. By the late stages, unfortunately a simple problem can turn in to a major dental problem. This complicates treatment and we should always aim to treat these issues as early as possible.


I enjoy seeing and treating my patients regularly. It gives me job satisfaction when I know that I am maintaining your oral health. With regular dental examinations we can ensure that we give your teeth the best chance to look and feel great for the rest of your life.



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