Routine examination

Recommended practice

By far the best way of keeping your mouth and teeth in the best of health is to attend a regular check-up with your dentist. That way you can be screened for early signs of decay, gum disease and mouth cancer.

Non-invasive techniques

Routine examinations are nothing to be scared of. It starts with an examination of the teeth and gum by eye. We’ll also look at the soft tissue linings of your mouth to spot any problems that might be lurking there. If we think that there is a possibility of decay deep in the tooth, we’ll tap it gently and this will tell us all we need to know. Then if we suspect there’s decay we’ll need to look further and we’ll use an x-ray.