How A Comprehensive Exam Safeguards Your Smile

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When was the last time you scheduled an appointment for a dental exam? We recommend our patients and their families receive one every six months. At our Greensboro, NC, dentist’s office, we can use advanced imaging technology to offer a detailed and comprehensive dental exam.

When You Need a Dental Exam

Starting at around age two, all people need to have their teeth examined every six months. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends them twice a year and we agree too. You see, serious issues that can threaten smile stability and cause discomfort, like tooth decay and gum disease, don’t form overnight. Seeing our team twice a year means we can check in and look for the earliest indicators of these issues, treating them before they cause discomfort or threaten the stability of your smile. For kids, this can also help us instill good oral health habits and allow them to become accustomed to seeing the dentist, so they’re more likely to seek necessary dental care on their own as adults and avoid the onset of dental anxiety.

The Checkup Process

When you arrive for a checkup, we will talk to you about your oral health habits and even symptoms you’ve been experiencing, such as toothaches or bleeding gums. We then take a close look at the smile with digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can see the surfaces of the smile and the parts hidden beneath the gums. These systems use a fraction of the radiation that traditional imaging systems require, and the images are available instantly chairside, no waiting for their development. We can walk you through the diagnosis and treatment process, and if we discover issues that need attention, we can create a personalized treatment plan.

When to See Our Team

You know the importance of seeing us for regular checkups twice a year, but when do you need to see us in between these visits? When your teeth hurt or feel sensitive and the discomfort lasts for more than a day or two, this could potentially mean a cavity or infection, and you should contact our team. If your gums feel sore or bleed, let us know right away too, as this could mean gingivitis or even the early stages of gum disease. If you injure a tooth, even if the crack or chip appears minor, see us right away for an exam and possible treatment.

If you have any questions about our dental exam, or if you want to schedule one for you or a member of your family, then contact our team today.

Talk To Your Greensboro, NC Dentist About Dental Checkups

We want to make sure you continue to enjoy better oral health. To learn more about our comprehensive dental checkups, then call our Greensboro, NC dental office at (336) 854-9270.


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