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What to Expect During Dental Checkups

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Office
What to Expect During Dental CheckupsMany people know that visiting a dentist at least twice a year is one way to ensure strong and healthy teeth. However, many ignore this until they experience dental issues. Understanding what to expect during dental checkups will help you make dental appointments a priority.

Dental Examination

Anyone can have dental issues. And a good way to reverse them is by treating them at their early stages. That's why a dental examination is vital to spot issues early. Your dental professional starts by performing a comprehensive assessment of your mouth. This may include the gums, tongue, and teeth. They may also perform X-rays and screenings to ensure that there are no dental issues.

The examination may also involve counting your teeth to ensure all are present. The dentist may also place their finger on each tooth to ensure that they are not loose or tender. If the dentist detects dental issues, you'll require scheduling an appointment for treatment. In addition to the examination, you will get advice on how to prevent the risk factors.


While you might be brushing and flossing daily, you may miss some spots in your mouth. When the dentist cleans your teeth, you will rest knowing that there are no harmful bacteria or particles that will destroy your teeth and gums. The good thing about visiting the dentist's office is that professionals use high-grade equipment that can clean your teeth better than your normal toothbrush and paste.

In some cases, the dentist may recommend a deep cleaning. This involves cleaning the bacteria and plaque below the gum line. A deep cleaning may also involve fluoride treatment and polishing. This helps to protect your teeth while improving their appearance. For instance, polishing will help to create a smooth surface to make it challenging for plaque to build up. Schedule an appointment with our professionals for dental examination and cleaning.

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