Regular dental exams are a key aspect of preventative dentistry. The primary purpose of regular dental exams is to get a professional cleaning and inspection of your oral cavity. You will also receive continued guidance on the results of your self-care efforts. If you have not had a recent dental exam, our team at Cascade Dental Care can get you back on track.
Dental exams are necessary for both adults and children. They are key to learning good oral hygiene practices and maintaining a healthy smile throughout your life.
Why Should I Get an Exam?
You should get regular dental exams to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and free from cavities or other defects. You should get a dental exam every six months for preventative purposes. Regular dental exams can help catch any problems early and save you money in the long run.
Our team can address any areas of concern with you during these exams. They can provide additional guidance and feedback, such as informing you of good flossing practices. Dental exams are not just for those who are experiencing dental discomfort. In fact, these exams can help ensure that you do not experience the unpleasant feeling of toothaches or overly sensitive teeth.
In addition to checking the health of your teeth and gums, dental exams involve an oral cancer screening. This screening can be vital to detect any areas of concern early.
What Can I Expect During My Exam?
Our team will customize your visit to meet your needs. However, there are some general practices that you can expect during your exam. If you have not been to our office before, you will most likely get a new set of X-rays so that our professionals can better understand how to treat you.
You will also receive a professional cleaning by one of our dental hygienists. The hygienist will remove any excess plaque from your teeth during the cleaning. This cleaning may also include a fluoride treatment, depending on your needs.
Afterward, you will receive an oral exam to check your teeth, mouth, and gums for any irregularities. At the conclusion of your exam, our team will review any aftercare instructions with you. If any areas of concern are noted, our team will also discuss potential treatment options and plan your follow-up visit.
Benefits of Regular Exams
There are many benefits of regular preventative dental exams. One of the biggest appeals of preventative care is that it can save you both time and money. Dental exams are relatively inexpensive and highly efficient.
Neglecting dental hygiene and regular exams can allow a small problem to compound and lead to a need for costly restorative treatments. Restorative treatments are also time-consuming and can sometimes require multiple follow-up visits. Our team can teach you good preventative practices that will help you avoid additional expenses.
Exams can also help keep your teeth healthy and free from defects. Why wait until your teeth are giving you grief? Book your exam with Cascade Dental Care today and let us keep you smiling brightly. Call us at 360-916-4200 today or come by our office and meet our team.