Oral cancer screening — Oral hygiene is necessary for eliminating bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria builds to form plaque that can harden and lead to long-term ailments such as gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, and periodontal disease if it is not removed. A good dental care routine and regular checkups will keep your mouth healthy and prevent inflammation, infection, decay, and tooth loss .
Dental exams give us the opportunity to evaluate your current methods of dental care and provide suggestions for future care in order to protect
you from complications such as cavities and gum disease. They also allow us to detect problems early so they can be fixed quickly and easily.
The best way to prepare for a dental exam is to practice good dental care.
Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day is recommended.
Be sure to clean your teeth before you arrive at your appointment.
Our team will be cleaning your teeth for you, but it is helpful to remove food and plaque beforehand so we can focus on the
more difficult-to-clean areas.
You also want to make sure you are prepared to share pertinent information such as your medical history, insurance coverage
and current dental care methods with us.
Don’t be embarrassed to be honest about your oral health habits – our team is not here to judge you, but to work with you to
improve your habits and ensure dental health!
Lastly, be prepared to schedule a follow-up appointment or future check-up at the end of your dental exam.