Great oral health starts with a Dental Checkup, regular dentist checkups are the key to detecting problems at there earliest stages. Dental Checkups are also an opportunity for a full clean by a trained professional which will prevent a problematic build-up of plaque and refresh your beautiful, bright, smile.
St Lucia Dental recommends two dental checkups every year to properly identify any complications and maintain healthy teeth and gums.
Key Benefits of Regular Dental Checkups
Detect problems early on so you can prevent the majority of teeth and gum disease complications which will save you unnecessary discomfort, time, money and complex treatment.
Remove problematic build-ups of plaque and tartar which cause bad breath and stained looking teeth
Receive a professional clean to remove ugly stains and refresh your smile
Receive a thorough exam by a dentist and X-rays if necessary
Receive expert consultation and either immediate treatment or a treatment plan if complications are identified
Leave with a beautiful, clean smile and fresh mouth
Dental Checkup Process
While the services you’ll receive may vary depending on visit frequency or dental history, here’s what you can expect at your first dental checkup:
A review of your medical history. Tell your dentist about your diet or medications as these may impact your treatment and oral health.
A visual exam of your mouth, face, jaw and neck
A visual exam of your teeth, gums and mouth by your dentist
Full digital diagnostics including X-rays, as determined by your dentist
Oral cancer screening to detect precancerous conditions and identify mouth cancer
A conversation with your dentist about any concerns you have regarding your teeth, mouth, or overall oral health—we encourage you to ask questions
A comprehensive treatment plan, with recommended treatment and ongoing care from your dentist
Full professional clean of your teeth
Creation of an electronic dental record to record your history and help with diagnosis and tracking of problem areas
Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Checkups
How often should I have dental checkups ?
St Lucia Dental recommends dental checkups every 6 months or 2 times per year.
Is there anything I should do before my dental checkup?
No. Just come as you are, if you are in a hurry and it’s your first visit we recommend filling out our new patient form online before you arrive.
How can I maintain my teeth and gums in-between dental checkups?
St Lucia Dental Recommends following our dental hygiene best practises
How much does a dental checkup cost?
The cost of a dental checkup varies depending on your insurance provider however we are extremely competitive on price and accept all insurance providers. We strive to ensure the best experience possible.