What the Best Dentists Know – Dental Exams Save Smiles and Money


General dentistry experts recommend having a dental examination about every six months, or more often if you have chronic medical or dental problems. Although proper brushing and flossing do wonders for your dental health, regular exams are essential to spot developing problems before they require invasive and expensive treatment. If you smoke or have other risk factors for oral cancer, your dentist can keep a close eye on the condition of the soft tissues in your mouth so that any unusual changes are detected and treated early.

What to Expect During Your Dental Checkup

Your dentist may not conduct exams in precisely the same manner as others, but you can expect most of the following to occur:

  • Tooth cleaning and polishing using a hand scaler or ultrasonic dental device
  • Demonstration of proper hygiene techniques to improve hygiene or correct problem areas
  • Thorough examination of tooth surfaces, gums, and soft tissues inside your mouth
  • Periodontal probing to determine the extent of gum disease
  • Dental X-rays to provide a more detailed view of your teeth and jaw bone
  • Discussion of any existing problems and formulation of a treatment plan
  • Referral to a specialist if necessary

Help the Best Dentists Give You the Best Care

Your oral health is closely linked to your general health, so it’s important to be open and communicate important information about your oral and overall health and any concerns you may have to your general dentistry clinic. Be sure to do the following:

  • Tell your dentist about any medical problems that have been diagnosed since your last visit.
  • Provide an updated list of your current medications; include over-the-counter medicines and natural supplements.
  • Discuss any new problems or symptoms related to your teeth or gums.
  • If you have dental anxiety, tell your dentist. New anesthesia options and treatment techniques can help you cope with your fear of pain or dental instruments.

Find Dentists in Your Area

To find dentists who can help keep your teeth and gums healthy for life, search for listings under family or general dentistry. The best dentists in your area are waiting for the chance to perfect your smile, so make your appointment for an exam today.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Florida, call Advanced Dental Care of Florida today at (855) 979-3334 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Florida. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Florida, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Florida.

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