Your Check-Up

Every facet of dental care is useless without establishing the foundation of optimal oral health first. This healthy foundation begins with your check-up appointment at Dr Delac’s Bayside dental practice.

Your “check-up” appointment with Dr Delac aims to check for and prevent the two most common diseases in the mouth:

  1. Tooth cavities (dental decay)
  2. Gum disease (periodontal disease)

By doing this, our goal for all our patients is to keep your teeth for life. If you have lost some teeth, then the goal is to keep your remaining teeth for life.

Your “check-up” appointment will entail:

  1. Examination of your teeth and gums
  2. Scaling and Polishing (Teeth Cleaning)
  3. Fluoride application (in most cases)
  4. X-rays (every 2-3 years)

How long will this appointment be?

For adults, generally Dr Delac allows 30 minutes.  If you are a new patient and your mouth is in good health, this will be enough time to complete everything.  If you haven’t been to a dentist for a long time this may only be a starting point and everything mentioned above may not be achieved.