Dental checkups should ideally be performed by us once every 6 months. Our professionals also encourage getting your teeth cleaned during this exam to save you from multiple trips. A dental exam is nothing but a routine checkup for your teeth, gums, and overall health. This exam helps us rule out the possibility of any issues and also allows us to rectify any teeth and gum problems at an early stage.
Importance of Dental Exams
The first stage of a dental exam involves our professional asking you various questions. This includes information about your lifestyle and any allergies or any kind of medication you are on. The reason we ask for your medical history is that certain diseases impact your dental health. When we are aware of your medical history, it becomes easier to provide the right care for your teeth and gums.
Once the information is collected, our professionals go ahead and examine your teeth, gums, jaw, neck, and throat. The second stage of the dental exam involves taking x-rays so we can rule out any issues that are otherwise not visible to the naked eye.
Post the examination, our professionals will conduct a dental cleaning. This helps your teeth look white, bright, and beautiful. It also helps to remove any plaque or tartar build-up so you can maintain stronger teeth and gums.
During the exam, if our professionals find something that raises a red flag, they may suggest an oral cancer screening and a possible biopsy to ensure everything is fine. We highly encourage all our patients to ask as many questions as possible during their dental exam.
It is also important for them to keep us informed about any changes they may notice in their mouth or any dental issues they may be concerned about. To schedule your next dental exam, please do give us a call and we would be glad to assist.
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Life Long Dental
3100 NW Bucklin Hill Rd, Suite 209, Silverdale, WA 98383-8358