Dental Check-Ups

Our comprehensive dental examinations in Thames Ditton help to identify any potential issues early that may require attention.

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✓ An in-depth examination of your teeth and gums

✓ Assessment of the soft tissues in your mouth

✓ Mouth cancer screening for early detection

✓ Treatment plan if further treatment is needed

✓ Oral health and dental hygiene advice

Keep on top of your oral health with regular dental examinations

  • Individuals seeking comprehensive check of their oral health
  • Those looking to detect and address dental issues early
  • Individuals committed to maintaining optimal oral hygiene

What is a routine dental check-up?

A routine dental check-up is a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health conducted by our experienced private dentists in Thames Ditton. During this examination, our dentists thoroughly assess your teeth, gums, and mouth to identify any potential issues that may require attention. This includes checking for signs of gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth decay. Additionally, we may perform X-rays to obtain a more detailed view of your oral structures, allowing us to provide you with the precise treatment your mouth requires.
Woman smiling during dental checkup examination by Dr. Theodora Bravis at Thames Dental & Skin clinic in Thames Ditton, Surrey

Our process for dental exmainations


Dr Bravis will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth.

Soft Tissue Assessment

We'll assess the soft tissues in your mouth for any signs of abnormalities or oral health issues.

Mouth Cancer Screening

Early detection is key, so we include a thorough screening for oral cancer during your examination.

Personalised Plan

If further treatment is needed, Dr Bravis will discuss a tailored treatment plan with you.

How often do I need a dental check-up?

Here at Thames, we typically recommend that you schedule a dental check-up once every six months or twice a year. However, the frequency of your visits may vary depending on your overall oral health and any specific concerns you may have. If your dentist identifies any issues during your check-up or if you require ongoing treatment, they may recommend more frequent visits to ensure your dental health is effectively monitored and maintained. By attending regular dental check-ups, you can stay on top of your oral health and address any issues promptly, minimising the need for more extensive treatments in the future.
Closeup of Dr. Theodora Bravis examining patient's mouth with dental mirror at Thames Dental & Skin clinic in Thames Ditton, Surrey

We also offer professional teeth-cleaning services

Our dental hygienists are highly trained in treating gum disease and offer various services, from oral health advice to stain removal and will thoroughly:

  • Check for any oral health issues such as gum disease
  • Treat and prevent bleeding gums and bad breath
  • Remove stains, plaque, and tartar that cause decay
  • Offer advice on teeth cleaning, flossing, and healthy eating
  • Provide support if you want to give up smoking

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a general check-up cost?

A dental check-up at thames costs £59, which includes a comprehensive examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Additional charges may apply for any necessary scans or X-rays, with two small X-rays costing £23.

How often should I have a dental check-up?

We recommend scheduling a dental check-up every six months to maintain optimal oral health and catch any potential issues early. However, the frequency may vary depending on your individual needs and oral health condition, so it’s best to consult with our dental team.

How long does a dental check-up usually take?

The duration of a dental check-up appointment can vary depending on the complexity of your oral health needs and any additional procedures or treatments required. On average, a routine dental check-up typically lasts between 30 minutes to an hour. However, our priority is to ensure thorough and comprehensive care, so we take the time necessary to address all your concerns and provide personalised treatment.

How do you screen for mouth cancer?

During your dental examination, our dentists conduct a thorough screening for oral cancer by examining your mouth and soft tissues for any abnormalities, lesions, or signs of irregularities. Early detection is key to successful treatment, and our team is trained to identify any potential concerns.

What happens at a dental hygienist appointment?

At a dental hygienist appointment, our skilled hygienists focus on preventive dental care to keep your teeth and gums healthy. They will assess your oral health, check for signs of gum disease, remove plaque and tartar buildup through scaling and polishing, and provide guidance on proper oral hygiene techniques, including brushing and flossing.

Can I get my teeth cleaned during a dental check-up?

Yes, teeth cleaning is typically part of a dental check-up appointment. Our hygienists will perform a professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, leaving them feeling clean and refreshed. This helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath, contributing to your overall oral health.

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Whether you're seeking to restore your smile, enhance your appearance, or maintain your oral health, Thames is your local partner in achieving your goals.

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