Ideally, we suggest you visit Smile Inn Dentistry every six months for a regular dental examination and hygiene appointment. These visits are crucial for good dental health as our dentist will check your mouth for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease and most importantly oral cancer. All these conditions are painless and symptom-free in their initial stages where targeted treatment is most effective.

Every tooth is carefully assessed for signs of lesions that could indicate the beginning of a cavity. We check the health of your gums using a special tool to measure the depth of the space in between your teeth and gums. Healthy gums have a depth of no more than 3 mm, but if your gums are infected, these spaces can deepen. The health of your oral tissues is assessed during an oral cancer screening, including the inside of your cheeks, lips, the roof and floor of your mouth and your tongue. The screening checks for any changes to the colour, shape or texture of these tissues and which could which could require further investigation.

During your hygiene appointment, your teeth are professionally cleaned, removing any buildup of plaque and tartar in a process called scaling before teeth are carefully polished. Treatment is completed by having your teeth flossed thoroughly. If needed, we can also offer advice on how to improve your brushing and flossing routine at home, and of course, we can answer any questions you might have about your oral health.

Regularly seeing a dentist ensures any small problems can be detected and treated more quickly, saving time and money. Ongoing professional dental care helps to preserve and protect your teeth, so your smile always looks and feels it’s best.