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What Is Included in a Dental Exam?

April 22, 2021
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Posted By: White Smiles Family Dental
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At White Smiles Family Dental, we offer thorough dental exams for patients of all ages. Our preventive exams include:

  • Comprehensive checkups
  • X-rays as needed
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Professional teeth cleanings

We also see children and may provide dental sealants or fluoride treatments, especially if your child is quick to develop dental cavities.

Your Family Dentist Near Me

Your family dentist recommends two dental exams and teeth cleanings per year because this schedule has been found to lower cavity and gum disease risks in patients. However, if you have an oral health condition, we may alter this schedule to better see to your needs.

Your dental exam is designed to find problems early before they turn into costly or time-consuming undertakings for you. X-rays allow us to compare films to find oral changes and to root out hidden problems like deep or emerging cavities.

Your professional teeth cleaning rids your teeth and gums of everything your toothbrush and floss miss. Stubborn plaque and hidden bacteria require special instruments and experience to eradicate.

Following your exam and teeth cleaning in Springfield, MO, your dentist talks to you about all findings. If you need treatment, we also provide the information you need to choose your therapy.

Caring for Your Smile Between Dental Exams

Between checkups and teeth cleanings, it’s important to follow a brushing and flossing schedule—typically, twice per day. You should also call your dentist if you notice oral health changes like tooth sensitivity or sores in the mouth that do not go away on their own.

Also, talk to your dentist if you grind and clench your teeth (bruxism).

Contact Our Springfield, MO Dentist Today

If you have further questions about your dental exam, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, reach out to a helpful staff member today.

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (417) 887-6882
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