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Internal Whitening Of Non-vital Teeth Available At BrightSmile Dental & Aesthetic Clinic NW3

Root filled teeth sometimes darken compared with the surrounding teeth. By placing whitening agents inside the tooth it is possible to improve the appearance. Although there may be a lot of different reasons for a tooth to be darker than the rest, the most common reason is internal discolouration or pulp problems. Discolouration usually happens after a trauma or root canal treatment and is the …

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Check Up

How often should I go to the dentist for a check-up?

The standard recommendation is to visit twice a year for check-ups. This frequency level works well for most people. Although patients with implants, crowns and some people with gum disease, a genetic predisposition for plaque build-up or cavities, or a weakened immune system might need to visit the dentist more frequently for optimal care.

The main reasons:

  • To allow your dentist to check for problems that you might not see or feel.

  • To allow your dentist to find early signs of decay (Decay doesn't become visible or cause pain until it reaches more advanced stages.)

  • To treat any other oral health problems found (Generally, the earlier a problem is found, the more manageable it is.)

What happens at the typical check-up appointment?

The following oral health care activities usually take place at the typical dental check-up visit:

  • The dentist will conduct an initial exam of your mouth (for signs of oral cancer or other diseases), gums, and teeth; ask about changes in your overall health or medicine use; diagnose any oral health problems; and make treatment recommendations.
  • Radiography - Radiographs might or might not be taken during your check up. The dentist will consider your clinical examination, dental history, and risk for developing cavities in determining the frequency for radiographs.
  • Treatment recommendations - If any oral health problems are identified during your examination, the dentist will make recommendations for the best next steps. These might include referral to another oral health care specialist, additional diagnostic tests, or advice to return for restoration work or additional oral health care.

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