Why are dental exams important?
Regular visits to your dentist are an important part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
How Important is Oral Hygiene?
Good oral hygiene, to include regular dental exams, is necessary for eliminating harmful bacteria in the mouth. This bacteria builds to form plaque that over time can harden and lead to other short and long-term oral ailments such as gingivitis and periodontal disease if not removed in a timely manner. Regular exams from your dentist and a good oral care routine will keep your mouth healthy and prevent infection, decay, and possible tooth loss.
Why Get an Exam?
Dental exams give your dentist an opportunity to evaluate your current oral health and provide suggestions for future care in order to protect you from further complications such as cavities and gum disease. They also allow us he/she to detect problems early before they become something more serious.
What Can I Expect at My Dental Exam?
During a typical check-up, we will thoroughly clean your teeth removing any surface stains or deposits. Our staff will then check for any signs of gum disease or decay. If needed an X-ray is performed to give the dentist a more detailed account of what is going on with your oral health and help identify any problem areas. You will typically be asked about your dental care routine to include how often you brush and floss. With all of this information gathered the dentist will then make recommendations on how to improve your habits and encourage optimal oral health.
Curious About Cost?
We understand. This stuff sounds awesome… but what are the prices? We offer free consultations to answer this exact question because we know that every circumstance is different. Investing in your oral health will dramatically improve your physical and emotional well-being.