dentist check upWatch
okay so i’ve just been for a check up and that’s all i got i thought every 6 months you’re meant to be given that scale and polish (the suction pipe thing) i had it last time i went but then the time before that i didn’t get it until 18 months so my third time and the last time i got it my dentist did say i had some plaque build up and this time i know i had a little bit of plaque as i could see it myself and i didn’t get the scale and polish so i’ve just a little bit of plaque in between two of my teeth i’m with the nhs can anyone tell me if i should’ve had it?
yeah i’m over 18 and i’m not sure why i didn’t i kind of just assumed that i would get it if he thought i needed it and i’m very shy so i wouldn’t have asked for it or said something about it in case i had to pay more for example but i will definitely ask for it next time
why though as i pay for my treatment? i thought it’s their policy to have it every 6 months i thought they would just give it to you if like me you have a little bit of plaque build up as they are a dentist after all :/
I think it’s worth you chatting to your dentist or the receptionist about this when you next go if you can. They might only offer it to under 18s like I mentioned before if that’s their policy.