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Dental Exam

Why dental exams are important

What is a Dental Exam?

Regular dental exams, also known as oral exams, are essential for your smile, and they help keep your entire body healthy and happy. It helps you to practice good oral hygiene and minimize the possibility of potential dental problems. Regular exams also catch any existing dental issues and diseases early on, preventing bigger problems down the road.

Why are Dental Exams Important?

An oral exam can help detect gum disease and oral cancer, and diagnose the need for fillings, root canals, orthodontics, and other treatments. To be thorough, oral exams typically need the additional information that can be shown with x-rays. Those bigger problems, such as infections, cavities and gum disease, don’t just impact your mouth. Studies have linked gum disease with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and more.

Periodic Dental Checkups

Dental checkups generally include an oral exam, x-rays, and a simple cleaning. However, the exam and x-rays will also show if any additional treatment is needed, such as fillings for cavities, root canals, or a deep cleaning. Depending on the structure and condition of your mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw, treatments like braces, dentures, or implants may be recommended to correct existing issues or prevent potential future issues.