IMPORTANT: Aimed at the general public, the Bücco Guide is a general educational guide. Its content presents some of the most common dental practices. However, there are many approaches and philosophies in dentistry and your dentist / specialist will be able to advise you on what he believes to be the most appropriate for your oral health. Do not hesitate to consult a dentist / specialist for more information.
A regular check-up saves you money!
A regular dental examination will detect any problem at an early stage. Treatments will be offered to solve the problems before they become more serious. The dental examination is part of a preventive approach; it is therefore a great way to avoid expensive treatments.
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What happens during a dental exam?
During the examination, the dentist will observe the inside of your mouth. He or she will assess your teeth, gums and soft tissues. The dentist will also check your tongue, the inside of your cheeks and your palate. The exam might also include dental x-rays. The information provided by the medical history and lifestyle questionnaire you filled in will also be taken into account.
Here are examples of problems that can be detected by the dentist during this appointment:
How often should I see the dentist?
Even if you keep a good dental hygiene, it is very important to go to the dentist on a regular basis for a check-up.
According to the « Ordre des dentistes du Québec », it is recommended to undergo a dental exam every 6 months. This frequency will be adjusted depending on your general health status and your dental condition as well as your dental hygiene habits.