Dental Services

Dental Check-Up & X-Rays

Your overall health and wellness begins with your mouth, so when was the last time you had a dental check-up?

Booking a routine check-up and x-rays allow for your dentist to provide a thorough examination of your overall oral health. This helps to us to keep an eye on your oral condition, and even prevent further dental complications from arising.

What is a Dental Check-up and X-Rays?

A dental check-up and x-rays is an essential part of caring for your overall dental health. Even if you don’t have a toothache, pain or any concerns, we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure. Your Maven dentist will examine your entire mouth, exploring the state of your teeth and soft tissues, talking you through the process step by step. Having a regular dental check-up should be on the top of your wellness checklist at least every 6 months, or as advised by your dentist.

 

What’s included?

A routine dental examination and x-rays has two parts to it:

  1. A full dental check-up of your teeth, gums and overall mouth condition
  2. Taking standard dental x-ray views of your teeth and jaws

Need to know

Appointment

One appointment

How long it takes

It usually takes around 30 to 60 minutes

You may be asked about

  • Your dental and medical history
  • Your normal oral care routine at home
  • Any problem areas or pain

Before your appointment

  • No special preparation needed

After your appointment

  • No restrictions
  • Your dentist may suggest preventative measures to implement in your daily routine
  • You may need to make follow up appointments

Quick Tip

  • Talk to your dentist about your daily dental care routine, they may have tips and tricks to improve your oral health.

FAQs

The cost of a dental check-up and x-rays varies across dentists and some practices may offer special offers on check-up appointments. Contact your local Maven Dental Practice for the current prices and offers.

If you need a filing or more complex dental treatment as identified by your Maven dentist, we will discuss this with you. You can discuss your dental treatment plan together. We accept a wide range of payment methods and have plenty of flexible pay later finance options including Afterpay and 18 months Interest-Free.

It is important to be proactive and build a regular relationship with your dentist or dental hygienist. For a healthy smile and overall good oral health we recommend booking routine hygiene & check-up visits with a dentist or dental hygienist ideally every 6 months or as advised by your dentist

If you take care of your oral health, you can reduce your chances of getting more complex dental problems. This includes being proactive with a combination of at-home dental care and building a regular relationship with your dentist or dental hygienist.

We recommend daily healthy habits and regular visits to the dentist. For a healthy smile and overall good oral health:

  • Practice good oral hygiene habits at home including brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day

Our standard dental x-rays are bitewing x-rays. Usually you will have one bitewing taken on each side of your mouth. This helps dentists to see what’s happening with your molars, or larger back teeth including the decay that may be developing in areas that can’t be seen easily, such as between the teeth.

We understand that some people feel anxious about visiting the dentist.  At Maven Dental, we work hard to make you feel comfortable and to create environments that feel safe and welcoming.  We also believe that communication is key and invite you to share any concerns you may have prior to your appointment or upon arrival.

While everyone is different, we’ve created a list of tips that can help to reduce anxiety related to dentist visits – read more