Dental Check Up

Dental Examination and Consultation

Do we ever wonder why our dentist recommends us to come back every six months?

It’s because regular dental visits are very important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. In between these examinations, it’s important that we work to keep our teeth and gums clean and healthy.

What does a regular Dental Checkup include?

One part of dental examination includes checking teeth for tooth decay. The dentist will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums. The dentists will also pay special attention to plaque and tartar. The reason being plaque and tartar can build up in a very short time if good oral hygiene is not practiced between visits. Food, beverages and tobacco can stain teeth as well. If not removed, soft plaque can harden on the teeth and irritate the gum tissue. If not treated, plaque can lead to gum disease.

Expert's Opinions

  • Dr. Jena Shah Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “A dental check - up is a non - invasive procedure that is necessary to detect any oral problems.”
  • Dr. Zita Antao Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “One must get dental check - up done every 6 months.”
  • Dr. Rupali Gujar Dental Director of Sabka dentist says “A regular dental check up is essential to maintain healthy teeth and gums.”

The Dental Examination

The dentist will assess the state of your teeth and gums by:

  • Examining the gums
  • Looking for signs of gum disease
  • Checking for loose teeth
  • Examining your tongue
  • Checking your bite
  • Looking for visual evidence of tooth decay
  • Checking for broken teeth
  • Checking for damaged fillings
  • Looking for changes in the gums covering teeth
  • Evaluating any dental appliance you have
  • Checking the contact between your teeth
  • Taking X-rays

The Dental Cleaning

During the final part of the dental visit, the dentist cleans your mouth using these methods:

  • Examining the cleanliness of our teeth and gums
  • Removing accumulated plaque and tartar (if any)
  • Polishing your teeth
  • Reviewing recommended brushing and flossing techniques

Once our examination and cleaning have been completed, they’ll tell us about the health of your teeth and gums and then make additional recommendations. It’s important that we see our dentist every six months and that they do routine examination and cleaning. By seeing a dentist on a regular basis and following daily good oral hygiene practices at home, we can keep our teeth and gums healthy.

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About Author


Pursued her BDS degree From Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune Dr. Preethi Nagrajan is a successful dentist. She completed her graduation in 2009. She is not only an enormous dentist but also accomplished her MBA in healthcare and hospital management from Tamil Nadu University in 2013. She has also acquired a Diploma in Laser and Implant dentistry from LALD. This paved the way for her to become a specialist in Painless Laser Treatment, endodontics, oral surgery, prosthodontics, periodontology, FMR, and smile designing. Her experience and knowledge have allowed her to publish numerous articles in various international journals. Dr. Preethi currently works as Dental Director at Sabka Dentist and has worked with the organization for over 8 years.