Dental Checklist


To ensure comprehensive knowledge of your dental health status, the understanding of dental conditions, emerging issues, and the treatment options available is highly emphasized. Hence, during each Preventative Dental Health Check, you will be provided with a detailed report comprising ten essential aspects regarding the condition of your teeth.

Risk factors and brushing technique

By examining the extent of gum bleeding, we can objectively assess the effectiveness of your at-home teeth cleaning routine. If the bleeding score exceeds 10%, it significantly increases the likelihood of developing gum disease and dental cavities. Our team is dedicated to collaborating with you in order to enhance your oral hygiene practices and achieve the target of keeping the bleeding score below 10%.

Additionally, there are various medical conditions and risk factors that can potentially impact your oral health in the future. We provide information about these factors, analyse their implications, and assist you in managing them appropriately.


By evaluating the level of gum bleeding, we can objectively assess the health of your gums. If you are unable to maintain a bleeding score below 10%, it significantly increases the likelihood of developing gum disease. Gum disease is an irreversible condition that leads to gradual loss of the bone supporting your teeth. Without treatment, the affected teeth may lose their bone support, become loose, and eventually be lost.

We establish a diagnosis for your gum condition, known as periodontitis, which consists of four key components:

  1. Disease stability: This determines the likelihood of your gum disease progressing further and is based on the extent of bleeding.
  2. Extent of affected teeth: We map the locations of gum disease on a diagram to identify which teeth are involved.
  3. Disease stage: This classification (early, moderate, late, or advanced) indicates the extent of bone loss and the likelihood of teeth becoming loose and falling out.
  4. Disease progression: This categorisation (slow, moderate, or fast) assesses the rate at which your gum disease may advance. If left untreated, a fast or sometimes moderate progression can lead to early tooth mobility and loss.

There are four main components to treating gum disease. We assist you in improving your at-home oral hygiene practices, make any necessary adjustments to fillings to enhance oral hygiene, help address systemic risk factors such as stress, diabetes, or smoking, and provide periodic professional cleanings to support your efforts at home.

Decay or Cracks

If left untreated, tooth decay can result in various issues such as pain, tooth fractures, unattractive appearance, halitosis (bad breath), and ultimately tooth loss.

The presence of cracks in your teeth indicates their vulnerability to breaking, making them more prone to decay and causing discomfort.

When teeth are broken, food particles tend to get trapped in and around them, leading to decay, pain, and further breakages, ultimately increasing the risk of tooth loss.

Treatment options typically include fillings, onlays, or crowns, depending on the severity and location of the damage. In some cases, root canal treatment may also be necessary.

Previous Crowns and Fillings

The presence of decay around the margins of a poorly fitted crown or filling can result in various issues such as pain, tooth fractures, compromised dental aesthetics, and, if left untreated, potential tooth loss.

We utilise a diagram to indicate any instances of improperly fitting fillings or crowns, and our solution involves replacing them with restorations that offer a superior fit.

Tooth Wear

The act of clenching or grinding one’s teeth, consuming carbonated beverages, and acidic foods can contribute to the erosion of tooth surfaces. If left unmanaged, this erosion can impact the aesthetic appearance of your teeth, hinder chewing functionality, and potentially result in tooth loss.

We will identify the specific areas where tooth wear is evident using a diagram, and our approach involves restoring the lost structure and addressing the underlying cause of the wear, whenever feasible.

Tooth Infection

There are various factors that can lead to tooth infection, such as extensive decay, fractures, wear, deep fillings, and advanced gum disease. An infected tooth often results in episodes of intense pain and can have negative implications for overall bodily health.

We address an infected tooth by performing root canal treatment followed by the placement of a crown. In cases where this approach is not viable, extraction of the affected tooth may be necessary.

Jaw Joint Health

The habit of clenching and grinding teeth can result in muscle tenderness associated with chewing, along with clicking and popping sensations in the jaw joint. These symptoms can contribute to headaches, pain, and restricted jaw movement.

Our assistance aims to alleviate clenching and grinding habits, thereby reducing muscle tenderness and restoring normal jaw function.

Oral Cancer

Numerous diseases can manifest in the soft tissues of the oral cavity. While oral cancer is highly uncommon, it is crucial to identify it in its early stages. Additionally, we have the ability to detect various other abnormalities that provide insights into your overall health.

In the event of identifying any abnormalities, we promptly communicate our findings and discuss the subsequent actions or recommendations.


Frequently, individuals seek a general estimate regarding the cost of replacing a missing tooth without feeling any obligation to proceed. If you have experienced tooth loss in the past, we are pleased to offer a complimentary assessment of the feasibility and cost associated with its replacement, with no obligation on your part.

Costs of Improving Smile

Many individuals often desire a general idea of the cost involved in enhancing their smile without feeling any obligation to proceed. If there are any evident methods by which we can enhance the appearance of your smile without compromising long-term dental health, we are happy to offer a no-obligation estimate.

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