Brushing and flossing your teeth at home isn’t enough to maintain good oral health. We also recommend you schedule dental exams every 6 months so our Grand Rapids dentists can check for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. We understand you have a busy schedule. However, routine oral examinations can help you avoid tooth pain and expensive dental procedures.
Benefits of Oral Examinations
Depending on what x-rays we took during your last visit, we may need to take new ones. For example, we need to do a panoramic x-ray every 2 to 5 years to check for bone abnormalities, impacted teeth, cysts, and other oral health issues. Dental x-rays help us understand what is happening beneath the surface so you can avoid problems in the future.
During your appointment, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about your oral health. Your dentist and hygienist will be more than happy to explain how you can achieve a beautiful healthy smile. During your appointment, we’ll do an oral cancer screening, check your bite and jaw, and make sure you understand your risk for cavities and gum disease.