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Your First Dentist Visit

Full Mouth Assessment/Examination

first-visit1.jpgA thorough examination of your mouth is the best place to start. Our holistic dental approach means taking into account your overall well-being and making it our priority to provide care that is suited to your needs as well as desires. When you visit our Auckland premises, you become part of a team to develop and implement a treatment plan to meet your individual needs after we explore options available to you.

The Dental Examination is a comprehensive “tour” or assessment of your mouth. It involves identifying any areas of existing or potential concern such as:

  • Assessing if your mouth is susceptible to dental disease caused by external factors such as medical history, family history, previous dental treatments, behavioural habits such as grinding/clenching, fingernail biting, dieting and smoking.
  • Dental caries (tooth decay)
  • Weak or cracked teeth
  • Checking for infections of the mouth
  • Screening of oral cancer
  • Excessive wear or erosion of your teeth
  • Gingival (gum) recession
  • Uncomfortable or clicking of jaw joints

Your first visit to our Auckland dental premisesSome diagnostic dental aids may be needed in conjunction with your dental examination to establish accurate personalized treatment options. These may include:

  • Intraoral and extraoral radiography (x-rays)
  • Saliva testing (testing the activity level of your saliva)
  • Intraoral photography
  • Extraoral photography

Oral Hygiene

The good news is that dental disease is preventable. You can practice preventative dentistry on yourself by adopting these methods:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day
  • Floss or use interdental brushes every night
  • Eat a balanced diet avoiding acidic, sugary, starchy snacks
  • Regular dental checks including hygiene visits

Urgent Dental Care

For relief of pain or if you have a dental problem that needs prompt attention, phone or email us and we will endeavour to address it as soon as possible.

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