Routine dental exam is an essential part of preventive dentistry. Your dentist or hygienist will evaluate your face, neck, mouth, jaw bone, joints, teeth, and intraoral structures for any abnormality.
Routine dental exams are important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months or as recommended by your dental professional.
There are two parts to a regular dental visit:
– The exam
– The cleaning
During the dental exam, your dental professional will check your overall oral health for any trouble areas.
During the cleaning, your dental professional will remove any plaque and tartar buildup and may polish your teeth.
You should have a regular dental visit at least twice a year or as recommended by your dental professional.
Your dental professional will perform oral cancer screening during your routine dental visit.
Be sure to take care of your teeth and gums between regular dental visits. Plaque is always forming on your teeth, but you can manage it by brushing and flossing regularly. Here are some tips for good oral care at home.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
- Floss daily.
- Use a mouthwash to help control plaque bacteria. This will also help to keep your breath fresh.