Just because Halloween is around the corner it does not mean you cannot treat yourself with teeth cleaning and checkup with your dentist. This may be a good time to call your dentist for an appointment to inquire about your oral hygiene. You may be brushing and flossing your teeth regularly but caring for them appropriately also includes visiting your dentist every six months for teeth cleaning and checkup. In this process, you are recommended to find a dentist in your locality that you feel comfortable working with and schedule an appointment for checkup and teeth cleaning even if it's around Halloween.
The dentist will obtain your full health history during your first visit to his or her office. If your health has changed for any reason during subsequent visits make sure you keep them informed.
Most dental visits are for checkups ideally every six months because it can help to keep your teeth remain cleaner, last longer, and prevent painful problems like oral surgery to become required.
Your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth looking for signs of diseases or other conditions. His or her objective would be to help you maintain your good oral health and to ensure problems do not become serious by identifying and treating them at the earliest.
Your dentist may recommend x-rays after considering your age, symptoms, risks of disease to diagnose problems which may have been unnoticed such as impacted teeth needing dental bridges, decay between the teeth if the appointment has been scheduled for children dentistry, or even to ascertain whether oral surgery is needed for any tumors. You do not need to concern yourselves about radiation as modern dental offices are using machines that emit virtually no radiation. The radiation emitted would be similar to spending a day in the sun on watching TV over the weekend. The only precaution advised is to inform your dentist if you are pregnant because x-rays are only taken in emergencies during pregnancy.
When you visit your dentist for a checkup a thorough cleaning will also be scheduled by the dentist or the dental hygienist. Special instruments will be used by either of these professionals to scrape below the gum line for removing built-up plaque and tartar that causes gum disease, cavities, halitosis, and other problems. Your dentist or the dental hygienist may also decide to polish and floss your teeth.
If your teeth and gums are in good shape your visit can be delayed by 3 to 6 months. However, if treatments are needed to fill a cavity, repair a broken crown, or remove a wisdom tooth it is suggested you make an appointment with the dentist before reaching the place. Your visit to the dentist's office is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have with the confidence that chances of getting the answers you need are high.
Halloween is a time when everyone is looking forward to having some fun with their family members and friends attempting to "trick or treat" them. Your dentist will also be looking forward to a good time and maybe preparing for Halloween even as you decide to call him for teeth cleaning and checkup. The kind of request you put forward is something dentists are handling practically every day. The dentist would be happy he or she is receiving a patient without major concerns for a job that can be finished quickly as soon as you arrive at their office for your appointment.
If you are a regular visitor at the dentist's office the job of teeth cleaning and checkup would be much easier because the dentist would have all the information about your oral hygiene. You will be able to complete your appointment speedily and walk out of the dentist's office smiling from ear to ear that you hadn't been tricked by the dentist but only treated to the checkup and teeth cleaning you wanted. You would be ready to have your fun on Halloween day leaving your dentist to trick someone to have his or her fun.