What to Expect at Your Dental Checkup

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Are you headed for your first dental checkup? That’s great! Scheduling regular visits with your dentist is one of the best and most effective ways to help ensure that you have healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.

For some of us, a dental exam can be a point of anxiety – especially if we’re not sure what’s going to happen.

We’ve broken down what happens during most regular dental visits to help ease your mind.

First, the dentist will take a full health history, evaluating your overall health and dental hygiene.

They’ll also take a look at your risk for any mouth issues, including tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. If you’re coming in with a specific problem, they’ll discuss your treatment options for that as well.

The dentist will also perform a thorough cleaning, which includes scraping along the gum line and below to remove any built-up plaque or tartar. The dentist will also floss and polish your teeth and may evaluate your need for fluoride.

The dentist will usually take x-rays to see if you may have any other issues, including jawbone problems, impacted teeth, abscesses, cysts, tumors or decay.

If you’re looking to schedule your dental checkup, give Ambler Dental Care a call today!

Posted on behalf of Ambler Dental Care

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