At Gentle Touch Family Dentistry, we prioritize your comfort and strive to create a relaxed and welcoming environment for all our patients. Our dentists use gentle techniques and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your dental exam is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Regular dental exams are essential for maintaining good oral health and preventing dental problems down the line. We recommend getting a dental exam at least once every six months, or more frequently if you have a history of dental issues.
Many people don’t realize it, but an oral exam isn’t just about ensuring your teeth are healthy. Your dentist can spot other health problems just by looking in your mouth. That’s why it’s essential to go for regular dental exams, even if you think your teeth are fine.
During a routine dental exam, your dentist will visually examine your mouth, looking for any signs of problems. They will also feel around your jaw to check for swellings or lumps. Then they will use a small mirror to look at all sides of your teeth and gums.
Once they’ve checked the visible parts of your mouth, they will use a small pick to scrape away any plaque or tartar buildup on your teeth. This allows them to better look at your teeth and gums and check for signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Finally, they will polish your teeth and floss them to remove any remaining plaque.
You might think you don’t need a dental exam because you brush and floss regularly, and your teeth seem fine. But even if you take good care of your teeth, there could still be problems that you can’t see.
For example, cavities can form on the surfaces of your teeth that you can’t reach with a toothbrush, and gingivitis (the early stage of gum disease) doesn’t usually cause pain or other symptoms, so you might not know you have it until it’s too late. That’s why it’s so important to go for regular dental exams so that problems can be detected early and effectively treated before they become serious.
A dental exam is more than just a cleaning – it could save your life! During a routine exam, your dentist will check for signs of other health problems, cavity formation, and gum disease. So don’t skip your next appointment – book an appointment today with our experienced dentists at Gentle Touch Family Dentistry!