Keep Your Smile Healthy With Dental Exams
Proper oral hygiene is vital in the fight against gum diseases such as gingivitis and helps prevent infection, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Part of a proper oral hygiene regimen is getting regular dental exams. The American Dental Association recommends that dental exams take place every six months, though certain factors may necessitate more frequent visits.
A Typical Dental Exam
Our trained dental staff will clean and polish your teeth during your exams, removing any deposits and surface stains. We also check for signs of oral cancer, tooth decay, and gum diseases and take X-rays to better assess what is going on inside your mouth. Your exam will finish with a brief conversation about your dental hygiene habits and recommendations about better oral care.
Before Your Exam
We ask that you brush and floss your teeth before your dental exam. Even though we will clean your teeth during your exam, brushing and flossing beforehand helps remove food and plaque and allows us to focus on the more challenging spots that brushing and flossing inevitably miss. It also helps us make a list of questions or concerns you may have for the doctor so you can make the most of your visit.
In general, your routine dental hygiene should involve brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Doing so will help ensure a complication-free exam with minimal discomfort. If at any time you are concerned about something regarding your oral health, feel free to give our office a call, and we will be happy to answer your questions or schedule an appointment for you.
Why Get Dental Exams?
Routine dental exams enable the doctor to make sure there are no serious oral health concerns with your mouth and catch any issues early if any arise. The longer a problem goes undiagnosed, the more serious the consequences can be and the more expensive the treatment. By attending your exams every six months, you ensure your mouth stays as healthy as it can be.
Schedule Your Dental Exam With Superior Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Today
If you have not had a dental exam in a while, we recommend setting one up as soon as possible. Our dental professionals at Superior Cosmetic & Family Dentistry serve patients of all ages in and around Bowie, Maryland. Taking the first step in your continued oral health starts by giving us a call at (301) 464-2323 today or scheduling an appointment online.