A regular dental exam is vital for healthy teeth and gums. It is recommended that you visit your dentist at least once every six months even if you have no oral problems. Most of the time people get so busy with their lives; they ignore dental visits until they have lingering pain in their teeth. This pain and the expensive procedure that comes along with it could be avoided with the help of a routine dental exam. How long has it been since you last visited your dentist? It’s time to drop in at Hoffman Dental for a routine checkup and exam.
What Happens During a Dental Exam?
There are two parts to a dental exam. The first usually involves cleaning and the second is an examination to check for cavities, plaque build-up, tartar, and other signs of dental issues. The exam also thoroughly checks the gums to monitor whether they are healthy or there are signs to indicate gum diseases.
This checkup usually extends to the tongue, throat, face, head, and neck to check for abnormalities, growth, redness or other possible signs of cancer. Regular dental exams help maintain high levels of oral hygiene. These visits help to keep your teeth clean, treat any oral problems from the beginning and help you maintain stronger teeth and healthier gums. Learn more about oral cancer screenings here.
Regular dental visits and examinations should always be included in your schedule, irrespective of how much you work or travel. Dental examinations should begin as early as possible and it’s recommended to take your kids for checkups regularly too.
Benefits of a Dental Exam
If you thought avoiding dental exams would not affect your oral health in any way, then you may want to go through these benefits and compare them to how often you frequent our office.
There are times we go through minor dental issues, nagging pain and irritation we believe we can live with. These problems eventually grow bigger and create complications with dental health. During your dental visit, you can ask us about the problems you are facing and find a solution before it grows into something larger.
Dental exams involve complete investigation of the mouth. These also include x-rays which can help detect issues the naked eye will miss. Although you may not require a complete mouth x-ray at every dental exam if your dentist sees the need to get one done it can help you save on a lot of money by nipping a problem in the bud.
A dental exam also involves cleaning of the teeth. This cleaning focuses on clearing out tartar build-up and plaque which is responsible for tooth decay and gum diseases. Regular cleaning helps protect tooth enamel, keeping them stronger, shinier and healthier.
A dental exam is less invasive, costs less money and can help keep your teeth healthy and strong. Since it focuses on complete oral hygiene, it isn’t something you should take lightly. There’s no need for you to ponder about whether or not to get the exam done. Pick up the phone and give Hoffman Dental a call at (971) 979-3737 right away.