Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste

Teeth, Gums, Oral Cancer Screening, Get it All Reviewed, with Our Comprehensive Dental Examination

The complete examination is designed to find any problems that you may have in and around your mouth. We have designed a detailed checklist to make sure that we cover everything.



Some of the many things we check about your teeth are: wear, abrasion, microscopic cracks and broken fillings. We look at your old amalgam fillings to see if their surface is swollen and needs refinishing back to the margin of the tooth.

We note areas of early decay that may need preventative treatment, and we record the position of any tartar and stains that should be removed from your teeth.



We also examine your gums for signs of gum disease. To do this, we measure down the side of the back teeth to check that the tooth is properly joined to the gum. Separation of the tooth and gum and bleeding of the gums are early signs of advancing gum disease.

Any areas of your mouth where plaque is collecting are charted so we can help you to improve your cleaning methods.


Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer is a malignant growth which can occur in any part of your mouth, including the tongue, lips and throat. This type of cancer has a shocking higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma. The mortality rate is just over 50%, despite treatment, with about 1,700 deaths per year in the UK. This is due to late detection which is why our dental checkups every six months allow for early detection and prevention of the disease.



When we feel it is necessary we will advise you to have x-rays. We take two basic kinds of x-rays:


Close-up x-rays to check for decay between your teeth and to get a detailed view of the individual teeth and their surrounding bone.


Full Mouth X-rays that show the whole of your upper and lower jaws on one X-ray (not so detailed as the close-up X-rays).


We will only recommend X-rays when we feel they are really necessary.


Alternatively, fill out our no-obligation enquiry form below:

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Artiste Studios - L'Orthodontiste

4 Hammersmith Broadway

London W6 7AL

T 0208 563 2864