Good oral health not only gives you an attractive smile as seen in many adverts for dental products, but it can also help keep the rest of your body healthy. Dental exams are an important part of your general oral hygiene. Our dentist or dental hygienist will check on your teeth and gums to see if they are in a healthy condition. Exams are the number one way of ensuring preventive care for your oral health. Smile Family Dentistry offers dental exams to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy.
Importance of Dental Exams
The routine checkup of your teeth helps us detect serious dental illnesses before they become major problems. Visiting us on a regular basis will ensure that our dental hygienist has the opportunity of detecting any major problems at an early stage. This will give us ample time to treat or manage the issue before it escalates. Oral infections can spread to other parts of your body, including your vital organs if left untreated. Examining your mouth on a regular basis ensures that oral infections are detected early and treated before they spread to other parts of your body.
Treating oral infections or conducting dental procedures can be an expensive affair. Regular dental exams give you an opportunity to detect a problem before it is too late. If your oral health condition is in a good state, you can easily avoid costly dental procedures and treatment in the future. Dental exams also help provide advice on taking care of your oral health. Our dentist will advise you on ways to clean your teeth and gums. We will advise you on the best oral hygiene products to use and direct you on the medications you will need to treat any oral infection.
During your routine dental exam, our dentist will look for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and any other oral health problems. The dentist will treat any of these problems and put in measures to prevent further deterioration. A dental exam does not only help in detecting problems with your oral health. An oral exam can also help detect problems with your general health. There may be signs that will tell the dentist that you may have a problem in another part of your body. Bad breath (halitosis) can be caused by a variety of issues you may have not been aware of, such as a yeast infection of the mouth, lung problems, or diabetes.
Are There Any Risks of Dental Exams?
There are no risks to having a dental exam. The dental cleaning that comes after the exam could be uncomfortable but never painful. Most cancers of the mouth are detected by dentists during the exams. Early detection will improve the chances of treating cancer, which is why we are so adamant about routine visits. Sometimes we can use dental x-rays to perform dental exams. These x-rays are safe for most people because the dose of radiation in the x-rays is very low. However, we do not recommend dental x-ray exams for pregnant women. We recommend that you should have two dental exams to detect and help prevent tooth decay and gum disease and also help to diagnose any problems with your overall health. Call Smile Family Dentistry at 925-825-1130 today to schedule a dental exam.