Dental Check Ups

Here at Muirhead Dental we seek to promote regular 6 monthly visits so that we can keep and eye on your overall oral health and address any potential problems before they occur.

Dental Check Ups - Prevention is better than cure

All our dentists work closely with our dental hygienists to ensure that you receive the best comprehensive dental care possible.

During your regular assessment appointments we will listen to you and address any need and concerns that you may have. We will conduct a thorough examination and take any relevant x-rays and records. In particular we will look at:

  • Your jaw joint and its alignment
  • The internal lining of your mouth
  • Your gum tissue
  • All surfaces of every tooth
  • Any fillings or dental restorations that you have
  • Oral Cancer screening

During the examination we will fully chart any findings that we make and report them to you in a language that is non-technical and easy to understand.

More serious problems such as mouth cancer are thankfully very rare, but if we have any doubts we refer patients direct to a specialist. We check the lining of the mouth for pre-cancerous blemishes. Smoking and drinking (particularly spirits) can increase your chances of oral cancer twenty-fold in addition to the other damage inflicted, so we try to encourage patients to give up or cut down. Smoking can also dramatically worsen gum disease.

For more information or to make an appointment get in touch today.