Dental Exams

Dental Examinations and Check-Ups

The Importance of Oral Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is essential for eliminating harmful bacteria in the mouth.  Bacteria builds and forms plague which can harden and result in long-lasting problems such as gum disease, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.  A good routine of brushing and flossing in addition to dental exams every six months will help keep your mouth healthy and prevent infection, decay, or tooth loss.

Reasons to Get a Dental Exam

Dental examinations allow us to evaluate your current dental care methods and provide suggestions for care going forward. Our recommendations can help prevent future complications such as cavities or more seriously ailments such as gum disease.  Regular dental exams also give us the opportunity to detect problems early, so we can treat them quickly, easily, and comfortably as possible.

Dental Exam Frequency

You should visit Dr. Amble’s office every six months for a dental exam. Every patient is different, and some patients might require more frequent visits based on genetics, eating habits, and if they smoke.  We’ll make sure you have a plan tailored to keep your smile radiant and healthy.

Exam Expectations

During your dental exam, our team of elite hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth, remove any stubborn surface stains, and scrap away tartar and plaque. We will also examine for signs of decay or gum disease and perform an x-ray to provide an in-depth summary of your overall oral health, including any problems. We will also ask questions about how you are currently caring for your teeth, including brushing frequency and flossing habits.  With this information we can provide a detailed and customized dental care regimen to improve your current oral health and maintain great oral hygiene going forward.

Exam Preparation

The best way to prepare for your dental examination is simple; always practice good dental care.  Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and don’t forget to floss! While we will be thoroughly cleaning your teeth, it’s helpful to try to remove any food or plaque before your visit.  Be prepared to share any relevant information such as your medical history or insurance information. Do not be embarrassed about your dental care habits or current condition of your teeth!  Our team is not here to judge or scorn you.  We are here to help your smile be the brightest is can be. The final step of your exam is to schedule a follow-up appointment to correct any issues or your next exam six months out.