What is the Purpose of an Exam?
Exams help our family dentist Dr. Hall learn about the general condition of your mouth and look for the presence of things like inflammation, cavities, and gum disease. Conditions within the mouth can change quickly, so regular checkups can help identify warning signs and address them before they become bigger, more painful and more expensive problems down the road. They also offer the doctor an opportunity to conduct cancer screenings and other preventative measures.
What Happens if the Doctor Finds a Problem?
Dr. Hall and his team will keep you informed of every problem or warning sign, explain how it happened, and recommend next steps for treatment. We’re not the type of dental office that will scold you for not flossing, but we do want to educate you about exactly what’s going on in your mouth — and why!
Why Do I Need a Cleaning? I Brush and Floss at Home!
First of all, kudos for keeping up healthy habits! The journey to oral health begins at home, and regular brushing and flossing help fight off bigger problems. However, professional dental cleanings go a step beyond what you can accomplish at home by removing tough layers of plaque and tartar and cleaning areas that normal floss and brushes can’t reach. We can also remove stains to give your smile a revitalized shine.