Regular dental exams are a critical part of preventive health care. Exams can look for significant changes in your oral and dental health. Problems that would otherwise get worse if ignored can be easily found and treated with the help of a dental exam.
Everyone, from small children, to the elderly should receive dental exams at least two times a year. These exams will help create, and maintain a healthy oral regimen. Exams are done in-office in conjunction with a professional cleaning to maintain the health of your smile.
Why are Dental Exams needed?
A dental exam is needed because it can help to keep track of the health of your teeth and mouth. Several things are checked for during the exam, including loose restorations, tooth decay and oral cancer. You can think of the exam as a crucial part to your preventative care regimen. Exams should be done every six months and are essential for every member of the family.
What makes you a good candidate for Dental Exams?
Every one is a good candidate to come in for a dental exam. In fact, babies who have just started getting their first set of teeth are eligible for exams and should have them done every six months. By having a professional dental exam twice a year, you’re able to receive treatment when and if it’s needed. Small problems can be detected early on and treated before they’re allowed to get worse.
What can be expected during Dental Exams?
The dental exam done in our office is easy and done quickly. First, the doctor will examine your teeth and take a look at your x-rays. We’re looking for signs of tooth decay as well as loose or lost restorations, infections or impacted teeth. After this exam, an oral cancer screening is done to determine if any signs of cancer are present. At all times during the exam, you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed. We can schedule your exams ahead of time so that you never miss your bi-annual appointment.
If you need to have a dental exam done and would like to schedule an appointment, call our office today and our helpful staff members will be happy to assist you.