Preventive Dentistry

At Dr. William Cheung & Associates, our dentists work with patients to educate them and partner with them to prevent oral health diseases whenever possible. A good preventive dental routine can reduce the number of complex treatments and dental emergencies patients experience over the course of their lifetimes by identifying and treating potential problems before they advance.

Routine Dental Cleanings and Exams (Check-Ups)

Periodic visits to your Central Hong Kong dentist aim to monitor oral health and detect common issues such as decay and gum disease while they are less complex and often easier to treat.

We base check-up and cleaning frequency on a patient-by-patient basis. Oral health can change over the course of a lifetime. Hormonal changes, such as pregnancy, aging, and menopause, can all lead to changes in the mouth, as can certain medications and illnesses, which is why we tailor our treatment carefully.

Comprehensive dental exams:

  • Tooth-by-tooth exams – a visual exam to identify decay, fractures, wear, and damaged crowns or fillings
  • Evaluation of gum tissue – a periodontal exam to check for bleeding and pocketing in the gums
  • Oral cancer screening – identifying any suspicious lesions
  • Digital imaging – photographs, intraoral pictures, and radiographs to identify decay and other conditions not visible to the eye alone
  • Consultation – discussion of patient goals and concerns as well as any treatment options available, including cosmetic dentistry patients may be interested in

The goal of dental check-ups is to prevent tooth loss and any pain associated with dental emergencies due to unknown or undiagnosed conditions.

Professional Dental Cleanings

Your hygienist will gently remove tartar that builds up on the teeth. A polish will remove small tartar particles and surface stains from the teeth. Dental hygienists and dentists work in tandem to help patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

Each dental cleaning is unique to the patient’s needs with the end goal of keeping teeth healthy, attractive, and comfortable.

Diagnostic Digital Imaging

Dental imaging, including intraoral pictures, digital photography, and dental x-rays (radiographs), reveal what is happening beneath the enamel of the teeth. These technologies support our dentists in accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Is it Time to Speak with Your Hong Kong Dentist?

If patients have concerns, want to make improvements to their smiles, or have questions about how to have a healthy and beautiful smile, our dentists are available at routine dental appointments to provide valuable information. This can help patients in making educated and informed choices for their oral and overall health.

We Look forward to Seeing Your Smile

Our dental team will never make patients feel guilty for their current dental health. When you visit our Central Hong Kong dental office, you will find a supportive staff who aims to make your comfort a priority.

Give us a call to book a preventive dental exam and cleaning or to learn more about the services we provide.