Properly maintaining oral and dental health requires a thorough dental exam and cleaning, typically every six months. We take great care when performing a dental exam; we know that catching problems earlier can provide us with the ability to treat an area before it becomes serious. The bottom line is that a dental exam and cleaning can save you significantly in the long run. Some patients who have more serious oral or dental issues will benefit from more frequent visits.
In your dental exam, the first step will be the use of our digital X-ray technology to reveal any problem areas, and to check out the current condition and health of your teeth, mouth, and gums. At your checkup, we will help you with various issues, and your exam will include:
- Digital X-rays
- Tooth cleaning and polishing with a pain-free ultrasonic device
- Friendly, helpful advice on proper tooth care and oral hygiene
- A complete visual exam of your tooth surfaces, gums, and mouth tissue
- Gentle dental probes used to evaluate gum health
- A discussion about the proposed treatment plan, and the options available to you
How Often Should I Get a Dental Exam?
People who have very healthy teeth and gums and practice good oral care, may not need examinations as often as some other patients who are at high risk of tooth damage or the progression of gum disease. Those who are at higher risk of dental disease could need to visit our offices more frequently, including:
- Patients with gum disease
- People with reduced immune response
- Pregnant women
- Patients with a genetic predisposition to cavities or plaque buildup
Come and See Us Regularly for a Dental Checkup
We are here to serve your entire family, from the youngest to the oldest member. Our practice operates differently; we use state-of-the-art technology blended with compassion, kindness, and care. Our goal is to use your dental exam to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums, and to identify problems early so that the treatment you need is less invasive and preserves more of your natural tooth structure. Smaller fillings are easier and faster to perform, and protect your teeth from further damage.
Avoiding Dental Problems with Regular Checkups
Research shows that about 50 percent of people have anxiety associated with dental visits. At our practice, we take a different approach, and you will soon discover that you (or your children) will find that your visits are fast and pleasant. Our entire team works hard to make every visit comfortable and free from pain and stress associated with dental treatment. One of the best ways to avoid extensive dental work is to have regular dental exams. We invite you discover the difference in how we operate. Not only are we friendly, compassionate, and caring, we use the most advanced techniques, materials, and equipment. All our processes are geared to make your visit a pleasant experience, completely pain-free.
Call today to set an appointment for a dental exam at one of our three convenient offices, where we offer outstanding dental care at affordable prices.