Fort Worth, TX
The experts at Del Mar Dental believe that regular dental exams and dental cleanings are essential when it comes to preventive oral health care.
When you visit our offices for dental exams, our dental hygienists or dentists will thoroughly clean your teeth, and also inspect them for gum disease and cavities. Also, our experts will also check whether you are at risk of having oral health issues and check your mouth, neck, and face for any abnormalities. At times, our experts might include radiographs as well as other diagnostic processes during your dental exams.
Our dental hygienists or dentists usually discuss your oral health habits as well as your diet during dental exams. Also, they will show you proper flossing and brushing techniques. Furthermore, they might highlight other topics like how your lifestyle can affect your oral health as well as any possible oral cosmetic improvements.
Reasons for Dental Exams
We always recommend people to schedule regular dental exams with our specialists at least twice a year. Even for those without their natural teeth, it’s always essential to make sure that they consult our specialists for regular dental examinations. This helps in maintaining their oral health as well as the usefulness of their replacement teeth.
How to Prepare for Dental Exams
You need to consult our dentists first before you schedule your first appointment for your dental exam. In case you are anxious about the dental exam, make sure that you share the concerns with our dental hygienists or dentists before the procedure. This assists them in adjusting the treatment, which assists in helping you feel comfortable during the examination.
What to Expect
Once you visit our offices for a dental exam, expect our dentists or dental hygienists to evaluate our overall oral health as well as oral hygiene. Also, the specialists usually check for any signs of tooth and root decay, as well as gum and bone diseases. If you have any jaw or bite problems, our specialists will check that too. Also, the specialists will check for any deposits and stains on your teeth and demonstrate the proper and recommended teeth and denture cleaning techniques. Lastly, our specialists will check whether you need fluoride, and do diagnostic procedures if necessary. In some instances, X-rays and similar procedures may be used for a more thorough examination.
Oral Cancer Examination
This allows our specialists to check for any symptoms of oral cancer. The specialists will inspect the area below your jaw, your neck, as well as the inside of your cheeks and lips. Also, our specialists will examine the floor and roof of your mouth, and sides of your tongue.
Once our specialists finish the dental exam, they will give you the results of the exam, including the risks of gum disease, tooth decay, as well as other oral issues. They will also discuss with you the preventive measures that can assist you in protecting and improving your oral health.
If you need more information about exams, contact our experts at Del Mar Dental at (817) 710-2609 today!