Dental Oral Exam

We recommend a dental check-up every six months to help prevent and identify a variety of oral health problems.  Checkups generally  include several steps:

  1. We'll start by reviewing your dental chart, concerns, and medical history so we can provide the best care for you. Dental radiographs are often included to monitor the health of the teeth and gums
  2. Dental checkups also includes cleaning your teeth. This enables us to more clearly see the condition of your teeth and gums, while removing the bacterial plaque and tartar that cause tooth decay and gum disease.  Plaque and tartar are removed by scaling the teeth and then we polish to smooth the surfaces and remove stains. 

Having regular check ups will help to keep your gums and teeth healthy as well as detect any early problems such as gum disease, oral cancer and cavities. People at a greater risk for oral diseases should have dental check ups more than twice a year.  Tobacco and alcohol use, diabetes, pregnancy, periodontal and gum disease, poor oral hygiene and certain medical conditions are some of the many factors that your dentist considers.