Regular dental exams are essential for preventive dental care, as they help identify and address oral health issues early on before they worsen and require more extensive treatment. Our dentists at Dental Health Center provide thorough dental examinations to identify any signs of active gum disease, decaying teeth, and cavities throughout the mouth, including between the rear molars, where oral issues can be more difficult to detect without X-rays. They also use special tools to assess tartar buildup on your teeth.
Dental exams allow our dentists to assess your unique oral health needs and develop personalized treatment plans. Whether addressing specific dental issues, orthodontic concerns, or cosmetic dental goals, our dentists can discuss treatment options and provide recommendations based on your oral health status and desired outcomes.
The Benefits of Dental ExamsEarly Detection of Oral Health Issues
Regular dental exams enable the early detection of oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, oral infections, and oral cancer. Detecting these issues in their early stages allows for prompt intervention and treatment, preventing further damage and potential complications.
Dental exams often include an oral cancer screening. Detecting oral cancer early increases the chances of successful treatment and improved outcomes. Our dentists are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of oral cancer and can refer you for further evaluation if necessary.Maintenance of Good Oral Hygiene
Dental exams serve as a reminder and reinforcement of the importance of good oral hygiene practices. Our dentists offer guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques, recommend oral care products suitable for your needs, and address any concerns or questions regarding your oral hygiene routine.
What Happens During a Dental Exam?
During a routine dental exam, our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health issues. They are looking for any signs indicating problems you might not be immediately aware of, including subtle changes in your teeth that indicate underlying decay or gum inflammation.
Our dentists will also check any existing restorations, such as fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures, to ensure they are in good condition. Our team also takes X-rays to assess the bone health surrounding your teeth and look for hidden issues such as abscesses, tumors, and other abnormalities.
The dental hygienist will perform a professional cleaning to remove any plaque buildup from your teeth and recommend treatments if necessary. Finally, our team will check the alignment of your teeth and bite to ensure your teeth are in the correct positions. If not, we may recommend braces or Invisalign aligners.
Dental exams are vital in preventive dental care, helping to keep your teeth and gums healthy, identify potential problems early on, and promote oral health and well-being. For the best dental care customized for your needs, visit Dental Health Center at 56 Professional Plaza, Rexburg, ID 83440, or call (208) 356-9262.