August 9, 2023
While it is typically advisable for a person to get dental check-ups at six or 12-month intervals, your schedule may be different depending on your current oral health and risk factors. Nevertheless, what happens if the thought of visiting a dentist makes you anxious and fearful?
Let SmileBay Dental help to make your dental visit less stressful. Steadfast in our commitment to provide an exemplary dental experience to all our patients, we leave no stone unturned – from a high-calibre and compassionate dental team and advanced dental technology to a specially curated ambience – to keep your dental anxiety at bay.
Comprehensive and Convenient
The first step to alleviating your anxiety is to ensure that you are aware of what to expect at your initial consultation. A dental check-up will typically include a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth, during which x-rays may also be taken, especially if this is your first visit. Besides that, the dental team will ask about your general health as well as advising you on diet, lifestyle and teeth-cleaning habits.
Your dentist will also give your teeth a thorough cleaning and polishing, using special dental instruments to remove any plaque or tartar build-up as well as surface stains. If you have any questions or concerns prior to your dental check-up procedure, our helpful team at SmileBay Dental will be happy to help address them.
At SmileBay Dental, we are also focused on prioritising patient comfort. As soon as you step into any of our seven outlets, you will be greeted by a clean and cosy environment with calming music, soothing scents, and warm and welcoming customer service personnel.
This relaxing atmosphere extends into our treatment rooms, where our understanding and compassionate dentists and assistants will take good care of you. This could include using aromatherapy to help you calm down, a blanket and pillow for your comfort during the check-up, headphones and even TV and music to distract you from your anxiety.
Should your teeth require dental imaging, rest assured that SmileBay Dental is equipped with some of the most advanced dental technology available. With cutting-edge digital scanning equipment at our fingertips, patients can expect reduced time to capture the images, more detailed information for more accurate diagnoses and comparatively lower radiation doses for their peace of mind.
This also allows for earlier detection of potential dental issues and, subsequently, more comprehensive and tailored preventive measures that could impede the development of more severe complications down the road.
A Necessary Step
Preventive dentistry needs to form a necessary part of our healthcare routine. For one, regular dental check-ups can facilitate the early detection of oral health issues such as oral cancer, gum disease and cavities which, in turn, can allow for early treatment and a better prognosis for patients.
Besides that, getting routine dental check-ups are an essential step to prevent issues from developing. For example, after your check-up, your dentist may recommend a pit or fissure sealant to provide a barrier that prevents the growth of bacteria, which could lead to cavities. Dental check-ups also help to ascertain good oral health, which could affect a person’s overall health.
If you haven’t gone to the dentist in a long time, fret not. It’s never too late to start. At SmileBay Dental, we will do our level best to make your dental check-up as comfortable as possible. Ready to set your appointment? Get in touch with our team at SmileBay Dental today.
SmileBay Dental started when Dr Yong Peng San opened his first clinic in 1999, named Yong Dental, offering dental services to nearby communities.
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