When you have a dental exam every six months, this allows us to help you enjoy better oral health and a stronger smile. Which is why we recommend one for patients of all ages! In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about why we need exams, and discusses what to expect from this appointment.
Exams for All Ages
We recommend a routine checkup and cleaning visit for people of all ages, including children starting at age two, teens, and adults and seniors too. An exam is an opportunity for our team to take a close look at your smile with advanced technology, so we can make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy. Since serious oral health problems take months to form, this visit means we can identify areas of concern in the earliest stages, often before you experience painful symptoms. If you haven’t scheduled a checkup yet in 2023, now is a great time to call us and set up your next visit.
The Checkup Process
The exam involves sitting down in the dental chair and answering a few questions about your oral health habits. We then take a close look at your smile with digital x-rays, which use 90% less radiation and provide detailed images instantly chairside. We also use intraoral cameras too. With these technologies, we can identify the early stages of cavities, infections, and gingivitis, and pinpoint the presence of gum disease, TMJ disorder, and bruxism (teeth grinding). Our team will also screen for oral cancer for adults, and for kids, watch for factors that could lead to poor alignment, such as impacted teeth or premature loss of baby teeth. A detailed treatment plan is then created to restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty.
What Happens Next?
If we discover a cavity, we can use a lifelike composer resin filling to offer treatment in only one visit, and ensure a natural appearance too. We can also repair or restore teeth with our custom and lifelike dental crowns. We could discuss a scaling and root planing to reverse gingivitis or begin managing gum disease as well. Our team has a comprehensive array of treatment options to help your smile, so everyone in your family will smile with confidence and without hesitation!
If you have any questions about how we help improve smiles with a checkup and cleaning visit, then contact our team today to learn more.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT DENTAL EXAMS
Our team wants to help you maintain your healthy smile. If you would like to find more about preventive family dentistry, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.