Evaluation of your overall health and oral hygiene
Evaluation of your risk of tooth decay, root decay, and gum or bone disease
Evaluation of your need for tooth restoration or tooth replacement
Check of any bite and jaw for problems
Removal of any stains or deposits on your teeth
Assessment of how much fluoride you're getting through your diet and use of oral hygiene products
Dental X-rays or other diagnostic procedures if necessary
What to Expect During your Dental Exam
During a dental exam, we will review any health problems that you have and any medications that you're taking. Certain conditions, like diabetes, may put you at an increased risk of gum disease.
Likewise, certain medications can contribute to dry mouth and increase your risk of tooth decay. During your oral examination, we will review any problems and recommend solutions that for your oral health.
What to Expect After Your Dental Exam
After your dental exam, we will discuss your oral health, including your risk of tooth decay, gum disease and any other oral health problems, as well as preventive measures you can take to improve and protect your oral health. We will also recommend the best time to return for a follow-up visit — typically every six months. If you're at high risk of tooth decay or gum disease or have other oral health problems, more-frequent checkups may be required.
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