Regular cleaning and prevention is the first step to avoiding dental disease and tooth decay. A healthy smile can be prolonged by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases. It is good to take preventative care of your teeth with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. A typical dental exam should be scheduled every six months.
Randolph Center for Dental Excellence will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, mouth and throat. These visits can include a head and neck exam, a clinical dental examination, and typical dental cleaning. Sometimes, a brief orthodontic examination may be performed by our professionals as well.
Importance of Scheduling an Exam
It is important to schedule an exam with our professionals every six months for your tooth and gum health. Regular checkups are encouraged to increase the chances of detecting early-onset dental problems such as cavities, diseases, and oral cancers.
Also, scheduling professional teeth cleaning along with your dental exam is another way to provide long-term benefits for your teeth and gums. Our professionals perform professional teeth cleanings to build a strong foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay.
Once a professional teeth cleaning has been completed, caring for your gums and teeth becomes easier and more effective. Without professional teeth cleaning, plaque attached to the tooth hardens and builds up, resulting in your gums' inflammation. Plaque build-up also prevents brushing and flossing from affecting the areas underneath. These problems can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, so professional teeth cleaning is highly recommended for removing plaque and bacteria to allow effective brushing and flossing.
Cleaning and Other Procedures
After evaluating oral hygiene, risk of decay and disease, and other situations, our professionals will then clean the teeth. This process involves specialized equipment that removes plaque, tartar, and stains. If necessary, dental X-rays will be taken to assess the condition of teeth and gums that cannot be seen with the naked eye. X-rays are not usually required during every dental visit. Fluoride treatment may be administered to help keep teeth strong.
Dental professionals look for indications of oral cancer by feeling around the side of the neck, under the jaw, and inside the cheeks and lips. A dental impression may be taken to help the dentist evaluate the bite of the patient. This involves biting down on soft material or placing a tray filled with soft gelatin over the teeth for a few minutes. Impressions are also used to make mouthguards for tooth straightening or create bleaching trays to whiten teeth.
Experts recommend dental examinations every six months and recommend patients without natural teeth should also have consultations with our professionals. Regular dental exams contribute to oral health, enabling professionals to detect and treat items of concern before these become major problems. Good oral care contributes to a healthy lifestyle, so patients should see our professionals regularly and follow the advice received during these visits.
Visits to our professionals are an essential part of preventative dental care. Regular dental exams allow dentists to inspect teeth and identify bone loss, gum inflammation, and other problems. They also provide opportunities for dental professionals to evaluate the risk of developing oral health issues. Examinations typically include tooth cleaning and may involve diagnostic procedures such as X- rays. For more information, and to find out how you and your child can benefit from dental exams, call Randolph Center for Dental Excellence at (336) 444-2772 today.