When a new patient younger or older visits our dental practice we want them to rest assured that they are in safe hands. The first appointment will therefore be around 30 minutes long and will have a detailed discussion with you about your dental needs and how we can work as a team to give you everything you need. During this time an extensive assessment of the teeth, gums, jaw and bite will be undertaken to ensure that we have an idea of what state your oral health is in and put a plan in place. From there we are able to create a bespoke treatment plan and advise our patient on how to maintain or improve the overall health of the mouth. In order to go the extra mile, an oral cancer scan will also be taken.
Once the Dentist in Chester has an understanding of how the patient’s oral health is they will work from the patient’s bespoke plan which was established within the first appointment. For those in need of particular treatments, all available and relevant dental options will be discussed and explained to ensure that our patient understands the treatments available. The patients that only require regular dental check-ups will also receive the utmost care and in order to ensure that a high standard of oral health is maintained at home alongside a check and clean a discussion on how to maintain excellent oral health at home will take place.
Routine check-ups and what to expect
Whilst dental check-ups may seem unimportant if your teeth and gums feel ok, without the knowledge and a thorough examination of the teeth, gums and mouth it is sometimes hard to know. Regular check-ups allow our Dentist in Chester to work using preventive care.
Each appointment, whether a new patient or existing patient, will go through a thorough examination of the teeth, gums and mouth. Then depending on the individual case a series of x-rays may be taken if required. If the teeth are becoming negatively impacted by the patient’s life choices such as alcohol consumption or smoking then this will be discussed during the check-up along with any dietary issues or other general health problems which may be impacting the overall oral hygiene.
Most importantly a discussion and plan of action will be made for the at-home care of the patient’s teeth. This can include brushing techniques and whether or not to use an electric toothbrush. The use of interdental brushes or flossing for the areas where the toothbrush does not reach or a variety of other cleaning methods. Maintaining and improving oral hygiene begins at home and is perfected and tweaked in a dental practice. Through a combined effort from the patient and Dentist in Chester, the overall oral health can be at the highest level and as a result, prevent future dental treatments and procedures.
Please note, all treatments and procedures carry a series of potential risks. We therefore encourage all our patients to seek further information and advice from their local dental team.