Regular Check-Up

Ensure your oral health with a routine check-up to maintain a healthy, happy smile.

A visit to your dentist every 6 months is one of the easiest ways to keep your health and wellbeing on track, so here at National Dental Care North Adelaide we do all we can to make it affordable for everyone to stay up-to-date.

Having a routine dental check-up comes with many benefits and helps prevent things such as tooth decay, migraines, cavities, and even sleep apnoea! Not only does routine teeth cleaning from your dentist help you maintain good oral health, but it brings back confidence in your smile. If you haven’t been scheduling your regular dental check-ups, now is the perfect time to start.

What to expect from a dental check-up

At National Dental Care North Adelaide, we are a friendly bunch that will be with you whether you’re returning as you haven’t seen a dentist in a while or hunting for a new dental clinic; every regular dental check-up is similar. You want somebody friendly who makes your health a priority, and who is easy to understand when it comes to explaining exactly what they’re doing.

With your visit to your dentist, you can expect the following things:

  • A thorough inspection of your mouth to check for potential cavities, issues with your gum line (possible gum disease), tooth decay, and more.
  • X-rays to provide a better view of your teeth, jaws, and the overall condition of your mouth.
  • A professional dental cleaning, which will include a thorough scale and flossing of the teeth. This will also help to determine the general dental health of your gums and teeth. If the cleaning is uncomfortable, or your mouth is sensitive at the time, your dentist may prescribe a special toothpaste.
  • A chance to discuss any concerns or problems you’ve been facing with your dentist, such as bad breath or bleeding gums.

Patient receiving a routine dental scale and clean

Patient receiving a routine dental scale and clean

Once you’ve finished with your check-up and teeth cleaning process, most dentists will recommend scheduling another visit to maintain a routine check-in. Should there be any concerns, they may schedule a dental appointment sooner to address them or keep a better eye on your overall oral health.

At the end of the visit, they’ll encourage you to floss and brush your teeth twice a day to ensure you’re implementing healthy routines.

Why check-ups are important

Dentists recommend having a check-up and clean twice a year. A regular check-up every 6-months is the best way to maintain a great smile, spot any potential issues, and treat them before they become a problem.

Using your dental extras is a great way to maintain your oral health, and boost your wellbeing, without paying out-of-pocket costs – check with your health fund provider to see what you’re covered for.


Patient dicsussing dental treatment with a dentist

Patient dicsussing dental treatment with a dentist

It is never too late to take care of your wellbeing

We understand that it may be scary to visit the dentist or it may have been some time. We don’t judge. We are here to provide an expert helping hand to get you back in good health, as you only get one set of teeth, so let’s keep you smiling.

If you are a health fund member, there are extra perks saving you money, but we also don’t want to forget about those who don’t have health coverage – we’ve got you covered, too – with our new patient offer.

Get in touch with our friendly team at National Dental Care North Adelaide and schedule your appointment today