Regular Check Ups

Regular Check Ups

According to the NHS Dental Guidelines  you should have a dental check-up every six months, but some people may not need to go so often and others may need more frequent checks.

Alan Wilson one of Astek Dental Centre dentists doing a checkup

Alan Wilson one of Astek Dental Centre dentists doing a checkup

Our dentist will suggest when you should have your next check-up based on how good your oral health is.

The time between check-ups can vary from three months to two years depending on how healthy your teeth and gums are and your risk of future problems.

A check-up allows our dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it’s best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether.

After your check-up, our dentist will recommend a date for your next visit. The time to your next check-up could be as short as three months or as long as two years (or up to one year if you’re under 18).

Generally, the lower your risk of dental problems, the longer you can wait before your next check-up. So people with good oral health will probably need to attend only once every 12 to 24 months, but those with more problems will need check-ups more often.

The Astek 7 point Check Plan

  • Check general state of the teeth
  • Check general state of the gums
  • Check general state of health of the mouth
  • Check the general state of the health of your tongue
  • Check for gum disease
  • Ask about, and give you advice on, your diet, smoking and alcohol use, and teeth-cleaning habits.
  • Discuss with you a date for your next visit.

We will always clean and descale your teeth at every visit

Our office will keep track of your appointments for you and advise when your next appointment is due by phoning you a few days beforehand.

Should you wear dentures and you require an extraction we will add the new tooth at the end of your visit.