Routine Dental Checkups in Cyprus

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Schedule your routine dental checkups today!

…and take the first step towards a healthier, brighter smile!

Regular Dental Checkups - FAQ

What are regular visits to the dentist?

Regular visits to the dentist are checkups and cleanings typically done every 6 months, although the frequency may vary depending on your individual oral health needs and daily routine.  Factors like the quality of your toothpaste, daily flossing, regular use of a good mouthwash, and avoiding extreme hot or cold foods can all influence this.

The ideal number of times to get your teeth checked, also known as dental check-ups, can vary depending on your age, oral health, and risk factors.

In general, for most adults, dentists recommend 2 checkups every year, one every 6 months. However, children and people with gum or dental problems might need more frequent monitoring, whereas people with extraordinary oral health could stretch it to once a year.  

Click here to read why is so important to get regular dental checkups!

Skipping dental check-ups can have serious consequences for your oral and overall health. Plaque buildup can lead to cavities, while untreated gum disease can progress to infections, gum recession, and even loose teeth. Early gum disease often shows symptoms like bleeding and bad smell, leading pain or discomfort. Regular checkups, which include oral cancer screenings, are crucial for catching problems early when they’re easier to treat.

Yes, dental checkups are absolutely safe for most people. However, in case of pregnancy or special medical conditions there might be a need for special precautions (special adjustments for people who are using thyroid shields and the use of X-ray). Dentists always ask about pre-existing health conditions and pregnancy to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for each patient.

No, you won’t be able to get a dental checkup at your GP (General Practitioner) in Cyprus.

General Practitioners focus on general medical care, while dentists specialize in oral health. They have the training and equipment specifically designed for dental examinations and procedures.

Who needs dental checkups?

Generally speaking, everyone needs dental checkups! Regular dental visits are important for maintaining good oral health, and they’re beneficial for people of all ages.

GESY covers a full dental checkup and professional regular teeth cleaning per year. However, dentists who wish to provide services under GHS must be registered with GESY and comply with the provisions of the GHS Law and the Regulations, internal regulations and Decisions issued thereof.

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A dental checkup involves a few steps. The dentist will review your medical history to understand any underlying health conditions or medications that might affect your oral health. They will then perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, tongue, throat, and mouth, looking for signs of cavities, gum disease, oral cancer, or other problems.

If any issues may arise, further X-ray might be needed.

Then the dentist will proceed to cleaning and flossing if necessary.

In some cases, fluoride treatment might be necessary (fluoride helps strengthen the tooth enamel which is needed especially by people with high risk of cavities)

At the end the dentist will provide further recommendations for your daily routine as well as for your next checkup appointment.

In Cyprus the 1st dental checkup is FREE for the GESY eligible people.  A comprehensive clinical examination and a professional teeth cleaning are covered by GESY once a year. If you need the a second checkup and cleaning prices starts from euros 50 and cleaning from 60 euros and it adds up in case of extra X-ray or any other procedure needed.

The chances of detecting oral cancer early on are significantly increased with routine dental exams every six months, and your dentist is well qualified to identify these warning signs and symptoms. It’s important to detect oral cancer early on for effective treatment; even though you might not see any anomalies in your mouth, your dentist will.
A VELscope Cancer exam takes about a minute or two at most, is completely painless, non-invasive, and often covered by MSP. The scan uses a special light to shine into the mouth to detect undetectable symptoms of dead tissue produced by growing tumors. Could save your life, requires very little effort, and is completely painless? It makes perfect sense!

When should I see a dentist?

In addition to your general dental checkups, see your dentist if:

  • you feel pain in your mouth

  • suddenly your cheeks become swollen 

  • you are having trouble swallowing

  • you feel any damage to your teeth

  • something in your mouth doesn’t feel right

  • sensitivity to hot or cold

A brief overview of routine dental checkup:

  • Frequent dental checkups are essential for maintaining the health of your teeth and gums
  • A routine dental appointment consists of two parts: – The examination – The tidying
  • Your dentist will examine your entire oral health throughout the examination to look for any problems
  • Your dentist will clean your teeth, remove any plaque and tartar, and maybe polish them as well
  • Regular dental checkups are advised by your dentist and should occur at least twice a year

If you still wonder what the benefits of regular dental checkups are:

  • early cavity detection is key
  • recognize gum disease early on
  • early detection of oral cancer is crucial
  • you need to examine your fillings periodically
  • if you catch foul breath or dry mouth
  • examine your dental daily hygiene
  • preserve your general well-being

Tips for what you should do between dental checkups!

Although plaque will constantly build up on your teeth, you can control it with frequent brushing and flossing. This is a guide on proper dental hygiene at home.