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General Dental Exam: What is the Big Deal?


Posted on 4/10/2015 by Brandon Cooley

A woman speaking with her dentist during her dental exam.You hear it time and again; go to the dentist every six months for a checkup. But if you think that everything is okay in the oral health department, is it really necessary? Can't you skip this appointment and wait until it's been a year to go back? The answer is simple; no. You should not postpone any of your regular dental checkups.

There are things that occur in the human mouth that you cannot see on your own. Many dental health issues do not cause symptoms in their early stages - but that does not mean that the diseases are not there. When you come to our office for a dental exam, we provide a thorough look at more than your teeth, allowing you to know the health of your teeth, gums, neck and head.

The Dental Exam

If you have not been to our office in a while, you might have forgotten how thorough the dental exam can be. We do more than count your teeth and look for cavities - we are looking for any suspicious areas throughout your neck, head and facial region, including looking for any signs of cancer. During the exam, we will look at:

• Your teeth, gums and jawbone
• Head and neck for any lumps
• Facial region for any lumps or unusual patches
• Inside your cheeks for any sores or patches
• The status of any replacement teeth to determine their stability

Your oral health is dependent on many factors. Rather than leaving it to chance, keep your regularly scheduled dental exams and be sure that you are in good health.

Call us to schedule your dental exam today!
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