Your Dental Health Examination

Your Dental Health Examination

At Flynns Dental Care we carry out a complete dental health examination of your mouth at every recall visit.

Dental health examinations are the key to maintaining excellent dental health and are available to all patients.

Flynns Dental Care plan members receive this dental health examination every year at no additional cost.

Your 10 Point Dental Health Examination

YOUR QUESTIONS / CONCERNS

We ask you how healthy you feel your teeth and gums are. Do you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with us?

MEDICAL DETAILS

Your general health is important to us as it could affect the health of your teeth and gums. We ask you about any medical conditions or medications you may be taking.

AESTHETICS

Are you happy with the appearance of your smile? How do you feel about the shape and colour of your teeth and fillings?

TEETH

We examine your teeth to ensure there are no signs of decay, damage, wear or chips.

GUMS &
PRESENCE OF PLAQUE

We carefully monitor the health of your gums and check that there is no plaque on your teeth. Hard plaque can build up between visits and is the main cause of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. It is important to detect gum disease in its early stages, as this is a risk factor for heart disease.

EXISTING DENTAL WORK

We examine your fillings, crowns, bridges and dentures to ensure they are stable and healthy.

ORAL CANCER SCREENING

We check that your tongue, lips, cheeks, skin and glands are healthy. We always perform a mouth cancer screening. Early detection increases the chance of survival – it can literally save your life.

TOOTH WEAR/
BITE

We examine the way your teeth bite together and ensure that there are no signs of excessive tooth wear.

JAW JOINTS

We check your jaw joints and muscles to ensure there are no abnormalities that could affect your ability to chew or could cause you discomfort.

X-RAYS

We take x-rays at regular intervals to be sure the areas inside, between and underneath your teeth are healthy. We also check that you have good bone levels to support your teeth.