Elite Active Maintenance Program - Elite Dental Group
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Why should I go for regular maintenance check-ups?

 

 

In the absence of pain or discomfort in their mouths, most people do not prioritise regular dental visits. Life takes over, and dental visits get forgotten.

Please click here to read about why you should go for maintenance checkups even when you are not in pain.

 

With regular 3-6 monthly maintenance visits, you can prevent:

 

  • Unexpected costly dental work due to undetected problems and dental neglect
  • Dental emergencies
  • Worsening of pre-existing oral conditions that maybe currently asymptomatic

 

 

Therefore, we encourage all our patients to participate in our active maintenance program.

 

 

In recent years, more research is showing the link between the mouth and the rest of the body. Conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes are proving to be intertwined with oral health status. Most dental disease begins silently, without any warning signs or symptoms. Some (such as oral cancer) may even be fatal!

 

 

In the same way you might send your car for regular maintenance servicing, take advantage of our active maintenance program today by booking ahead!

 

 

Active maintenance visits at Elite Dental Group

 

Step 1: Dental x-rays

 

Updated dental x-rays form part of an accurate and thorough checkup. This is because many problems are not visible to the naked eye.

 

 

Your x-rays should be updated at least once every 2 years.

 

 

 Step 2: Examination of your teeth

 

A thorough examination of your teeth can identify tooth decay, defective fillings, cracks and wear on your teeth. Levels of plaque accumulation are noted.

 

 

Step 3: Examination of your gums

 

Gentle probing of the gums, checks for signs of gum disease, such as bleeding, inflamed gums or deep gum pockets.

 

 

Step 4: Oral Cancer Screening

 

A visual and manual examination of your oral soft tissues, checks for any lumps, bumps, ulcers, or any abnormalities.  Any lesions identified are photographed.

 

 

Step 5: Bite examination

 

Tooth alignment and bite patterns change with time. These changes may produce jaw joint symptoms or abnormal tooth wear.

 

 

Step 6: Professional cleaning

 

A scale & polish completes your visit. Fluoride gel or varnish may also be applied.

 YOUR SLEEP QUESTIONNAIRE

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Snoring - Has anyone ever mentioned you snore loudly?

Tired - Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during the daytime?
Observation - Has anyone ever observed you stop breathing during your sleep?
Blood Pressure - Have you got high blood pressure?
BMI - Are you overweight?
Age - Are you over 50 years old?
Neck - Is your neck circumference greater than 40cm?
Gender - Are you male?


GENERAL QUESTIONS


Do you feel refreshed when you wake after 7 hours sleep?

Has anyone in your family ever been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Have you been diagnosed or are you being treated for depression?
Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?
Do you wake often during the night to go to the bathroom?
Do you suffer with headaches upon waking?


EPWORTH SLEEPINESS SCORE


For each situation listed below, circle a number from 0 to 3 that best reflects how likely you are to fall asleep. Be as realistic as you can.


0 – No chance of falling asleep 1 – Slight chance of falling asleep     2 –Good Chance of falling asleep 3 – High chance of falling asleep



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