Perfect Smile

Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry

Perfect Smile is intent on providing our clients with the highest quality and most beneficial results.

Home Treatment Description Dental Examination
Dental Examination

What is it?

A dental examination shows how healthy your mouth is. After and examination, you and your dentist can discuss the results and plan the best way to deal with any problems.

What will my dentist do?

As well as doing a full examination, your dentist will ask you some questions. For example;

Any problems you’ve noticed?
Your general health and any medicines you might be taking. [It is important for your dentist to know whatever medication you are taking at the time of examination]
Your diet is quite important because if sugary snacks and drinks are consistent in your diet; this can cause tooth decay and because a balanced diet is important to your general health and resistance to disease.
How you clean your teeth as correct cleaning habits helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Your dentist will ask you if you are a smoker as smoking is a catalyst to unhealthy mouth and also damaging to you general health.
Your dentist will compare your mouth now with how it was when they last saw you, looking at your jaw, mouth, tongue, cheeks, lips, the roof of your mouth and the back of your throat. The dentist will also look at your teeth and gums to see if there are signs of decay or gum disease.
For children your dentist will also be looking at tooth and haw development in case orthodontic treatment might be needed now or at a later stage.
Decide whether they need more information from x-rays [see dental x-rays for more information]
Tell you any treatment that may be required explaining your choices and the cost. An estimation can be printed out for your at the end of the examination on your request.

What are the benefits?

Regular examinations mean that your dentist can spot problems and correct them at an early stage before the treatment becomes more extensive and help prevent against future problems.




In order to assess your treatment needs in full we would be grateful if you could answer the following questions:




Details where appropriate

Do you have any particular concerns regarding your teeth at the moment?           




Would you like your teeth straighter?




Do your gums bleed? If so when?




Have you had regular scaling and polishing appointments with a hygienist?




Do you sometimes suffer from bad breath?




Are any of your teeth sensitive to hot or cold? If so which ones.




Do you experience food packing between any teeth?




Are you happy with the appearance of your teeth?  If not, why not?




Are you happy with the colour of your teeth?




If not, would you be interested in tooth whitening?




Do you have any missing teeth?  If so would you be interested in having the spaces filled?




Would you be interested in having the spaces filled with dental implants?




Do you have dentures and if so do you have any problems with them?




Do you have any fillings that keep breaking?




Do you play a contact sport for which a sports mouth guard would provide protection for your teeth?




Do you experience headaches, jaw-aches, neck pain or migraines? If so how often? Do they occur at any particular time?




Has your jaw ever locked?




Do you have clicking/ grating/ pain in your jaw joint?




Do you clench or grind your teeth?




Is there any other aspect of your teeth/ mouth/ gums that we may help with?




Where did you hear about us?




Google / Our Website












Would you recommend us to others?








Any suggestions you may have?