Full Dental Examination

Regular dental examinations are an essential part of maintaining dental hygiene and dental health. Most people should have routine dental examinations every 6 to 12 months, exactly how often depends on a range of personal factors like age, dental history, dental health and general health.

Your dentist at Sydenham Dental Centre will offer professional advice on how often you should schedule your visits. The Full Dental Examination includes a complete check-up of your teeth and gums together with two x-rays.

Call us on 03 366 7429 to arrange a time for your Full Dental Examination.

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We look forward to hearing from you. If your enquiry is urgent, please call us straight away and let us know and we'll book you in for same day treatment (during surgery hours) to relieve you of pain.



58 Wordsworth St
Sydenham, Christchurch
New Zealand

Fax: 03 365 7370
Email: [email protected]


Mon: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tues: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed: 8:30am – 7:30pm
Thur: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat: 9am - 1pm
Sun: Closed

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    Why do I need Regular Dental Examinations?

    Dental examinations are comprehensive and don’t just check the health of your teeth, but also the health of your gums, the presence of other mucosal conditions including oral cancers and your overall confidence in your smile and appearance. We know immediately whether you are brushing and flossing your teeth the right way or not enabling us to also provide professional advice on how to best improve your brushing and flossing and so increase the health of your teeth.

    Regular dental examinations can save you money in preventative action (avoiding the need for costly deep root canal fillings, extractions and other repair work) as well as saving your teeth and maximising the lifespan and health of your teeth.

    If you only go to the dentist when you become aware you have a problem, then you run the risk of having already suffered extensive and even irreversible damage to your teeth. Dental examinations focus on preventative actions identifying problems as they are just starting to develop and nip them in the bud.

    Additionally to maintain dental health, your body is one complete living organism with its many organs being influenced by the health and vitality of others. Research as shown that poor dental health can aversively inflame other seemingly unrelated problems like cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes.