Dental check-up

Looking after your oral and dental health is very important. Oral wellbeing is integral to your overall health. Most dental problems develop over time without any symptoms. The earlier problems are detected, the easier and more affordable it is to treat them.

How often should I have a dental check-up?

Regular dental check-ups are recommended once a year.

A dentist will assess the condition of your oral and dental health and give you personal recommendations on how often you should have a dental check-up.

What happens in a dental check-up?

Dental check-ups consist of a comprehensive dental and oral examination performed by a dentist, who will check your teeth for any cavities, ensure fillings are correctly in place and assess the condition of occlusal surfaces. The dentist will also check the condition of the connective tissue of your teeth, your jaw joints and the soft tissue and mucous membranes in your mouth.

A dental check-up typically takes about 20–30 minutes. Check-ups performed at the beginning of a treatment relationship typically last longer than the periodical check-ups in a longer relationship.

If it has been several years since the last check-up, it is important to perform a panoramic dental x-ray and the required confirmation images. There can be oral inflammations and cavities in the mouth for a very long time without them presenting any symptoms, and they can only be detected by X-ray. X-ray examinations are subject to a separate fee.

Oral wellbeing is integral to your overall health

Looking after your oral and dental health has a major effect on your overall health. The bacterial flora of a healthy mouth prevent the onset of various diseases and the protective mechanisms of saliva provide protection against external pathogens. Oral bacteria also have an effect on your general condition. If your mouth is in poor condition, the harmful bacteria in your oral cavity can spread around your body, causing various health issues. Issues and infections are most common in artificial joints and other prostheses inside the body.

Book an appointment for a dental check-up by accessing Mehiläinen’s appointment booking service  or by calling our customer service on +358 (0)10 273 8000*.*

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