Dental Exams and Check-Ups

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial to keeping your mouth healthy and preventing dental problems such as gum disease, cavities, and tooth loss. While brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once daily are essential components of good oral care, regular dental exams and checkups are just as important.

At Westsprings Dental, we recommend that our patients have a dental exam every 6-12 months, depending on their oral health needs. During your exam, our dental team will evaluate your current dental hygiene routine and provide suggestions for future care to help protect your teeth and gums from complications such as cavities and gum disease. We also use this time to detect problems early on to treat them quickly and easily.

What Happens During a Dental Exam and Checkup?

During a dental exam and checkup, our dental professionals will carefully examine your teeth, gums, and mouth for signs of decay, cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues. We may also take X-rays to provide a more detailed picture of your oral health and identify any problems that are not visible to the naked eye.

In evaluating your dental health, we will also ask you about your current dental care habits, such as how often you brush and floss your teeth and whether you use toothpaste with fluoride. With this information in mind, we will provide suggestions and guidance on improving your dental hygiene routine to promote optimal oral health.

Our dental team will also thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any surface stains or deposits, called tartar or calculus, that are more difficult to remove than plaque and require the assistance of professional dental instruments. This process is vital for maintaining good oral health and helps prevent future dental issues.

How to Prepare for a Dental Exam and Checkup?

The best way to prepare for a dental exam and checkup is to practice good oral hygiene habits, including brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once daily. It is also essential to clean your teeth before your appointment to make it easier for our team to identify any problem areas. Finally, be prepared to share information about your medical history, insurance coverage, and current dental care routine with our team.

Westsprings Dental is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality dental care possible. By scheduling regular dental exams and checkups, you can help maintain good oral health and prevent dental problems in the future. If you are due for a dental exam, please call our office to schedule an appointment today.