Exams & Prevention
A dental exam and prevention is a routine appointment with a dentist or dental hygienist that is designed to assess the health of your teeth, gums, and jaws, and to help prevent the development of dental problems.
During a dental exam and prevention appointment, the dentist or dental hygienist will:
-Conduct a thorough visual exam of the teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues
-Check for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems
-Clean the teeth to remove plaque and tartar buildup
-Offer advice on oral hygiene techniques and products that can help prevent future problems
-Take x-rays to get a better view of the teeth, jaws, and surrounding tissues
-Discuss any concerns you may have about your oral health and answer any questions you may have
The goal of dental exams and prevention is to maintain good oral health and prevent the development of more serious dental problems. By visiting the dentist regularly, you can keep your teeth, gums, and jaws healthy, and reduce your risk of developing cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Additionally, a dental exam and prevention appointment can help detect problems early on, when they are typically easier and less expensive to treat.