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Are Dental Exams Necessary?

Posted on 11/1/2023 by Ranches Family Dental
a woman getting a dental examGood oral hygiene is not all about brushing and flossing your teeth. You need to schedule dental visits for a mouth examination. During a dental exam, a professional will learn about your oral health and medical history. They will also ask about your lifestyle and factors that will likely affect your oral health. X-rays are also part of dental exams. They help to see abnormalities that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This information helps the dentist to get a full picture of your mouth. For instance, the specialist can detect oral issues early before they harm your oral health. Learn the importance of having regular dental exams:

Detect Plaque

Plaque formation is a leading factor in issues such as tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease. If left untreated, it can result in tartar, which is hard to remove with a toothbrush. After some time, tartar can create holes in the teeth, causing cavities. The good thing is that you can prevent tartar formation through regular dental exams. A dentist will detect plaque above and below the gum line and find an effective way to remove it.

Detect Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can be life-threatening. It can affect the throat and tissues in the mouth. Luckily, a professional can help to treat oral cancer at an early stage. The best way to detect oral cancer is through an oral exam. A professional can perform tests or look for signs like white patches in the mouth, sores that do not heal, or lump in the mouth.

Keep Bad Habits at Bay

Habits such as teeth grinding, smoking, and chewing ice can harm your teeth and jaw. During a regular dental exam, a professional will look for dental issues likely to occur as a result of these bad habits. With this, the dentist will fix the damage and advise you on how to stop the habits that can ruin your oral health. Contact our support team today to schedule a dental exam with our specialists.

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