Even though paying a visit to your dentist isn’t typically something that people enjoy, ensuring that you have a regular dental exam to diagnose and prevent any issues is an important part of keeping your teeth healthy and your smile bright. Our dentists provide each of their patients with thorough dental exams that address any dental problems each might have, and strive to make the process as easy as possible for the patient. They understand that some patients may be a bit more unsettled than others during an office exam, so if you’ve been avoiding visiting the dentist for some time and aren’t quite sure how a dental exam can benefit you, then please take a moment to read through our brief guide to dental exams.
What can I expect during a dental exam?
An exam will evaluate your oral health and hygiene. It also evaluates your bite and assesses your risk of developing bone disease or gum disease. Dental issues such as root and tooth decay, and stains or deposits on your teeth will also be evaluated. The dentist will remove any stains or build up, and will typically take an x-ray of your teeth if they feel that it is necessary. Should the dentist find any issue with your current oral hygiene habits, they will instruct you on how to properly brush and floss your teeth and ensure that you are getting the proper amount of fluoride through your diet or tooth care products. Your dentist will also suggest future dental treatments to remedy certain issues during the dental exam.
Why do I need a dental exam?
It is recommended that you have a dental exam about every 6 months, in order to give your teeth and gums their best chance at being healthy and functional. Avoiding dental exams will only exacerbate any current dental issues you may already have, or it may reveal other dental problems you may not have been aware of. Also, patients who no longer have their natural teeth may assume that they no longer need to have a regular dental exam, but that is not the case. Even those who have dentures or partials should visit their dentists on a bi-annual basis to ensure that their oral hygiene is still up to par and that their dentures or partials still fit adequately. A dental exam is also an ideal time to ask your dentist any questions you may have about your teeth or gums, and a great opportunity to learn about any new products or techniques that can improve your smile or your oral health. Call Advanced Dental Care of Austin today, we’d love to hear from you!
Please call 512-331-1477 or email us today to schedule your consultation with one of our highly regarded dental professionals. Having proper oral hygiene can take care of any dental problems. Our caring staff can take the stress and anxiety out of dental exams and maintain your bright smile!
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