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Dental Exams and Professional Cleanings: Basics Are Still Essential By Kenneth Malament on January 15, 2015

A young woman at a dental examBoston Prosthodontics Dental Group is a proud provider of comprehensive family dentistry services that improve dental health and smile aesthetics. The backbone of the practice is routine dental checkups for prevention and general maintenance. Some people take these visits for granted, but as you are about to read, regular visits with your dentist are the key to long-term well-being.

Regular Dental Exams Shouldn't Be Missed

Even though they happen just twice a year, you should never miss a visit with your dentist or take them for granted. These routine visits to the dentist allow you to get the dental care that you need to look your best and feel your best. The professional dental care services that your dentist provides are far more effective than anything you can do for yourself at home, making it a crucial part of maintaining total health and wellness.

We'll Take X-rays to Ensure Good Health and Wellness

During a dental exam, you will have x-rays taken to properly assess the health and wellness of your smile. This will examine the teeth, the gums, the jawbone, and the jaw joint. Proper analysis of these dental x-rays will help your dentist determine the ideal treatment or treatments for your needs as well as issues that need to be addressed or avoided.

A Professional Cleaning for Plaque and Minor Tartar

In addition to x-rays, a professional cleaning is a crucial part of a routine dental visit. This allows your dentist to remove food particles and deposits of plaque from your teeth, leaving them clean and looking great. Flossing, a full polish, and a little scraping will be involved.

Checking Your Teeth and Gums Closely for Problems

Once your teeth are cleaned, your dentist will carefully check your teeth and gums for any problems that may be present. This includes checking the teeth for chips and cracks and noting any discoloration, bleeding, or lesions on the gums. This close check of the mouth helps in treating tooth decay, tooth damage, gum disease, gum recession, and other dental health problems.

Talking About Your Dental Health Needs and Concerns

A routine dental exam gives you the unique opportunity to speak with a dental health professional who has your best interests in mind. This means you should feel free to share any concerns that you may have with your dentist so that these matters can be explored. Any issues with the jaw joint, chronic bad breath, recurring dry mouth, and so on should be discussed in greater detail so you can have any potential problems diagnosed as soon as possible.

Making Plans for Future Dental Treatments

Future dental care needs can be discussed during your checkups, helping your dentist plan treatments that are needed and allowing your dentist to go over the risks and benefits of care with you one-on-one. This could mean anything from smile makeover treatments to orthodontic care or even oral surgery. This planning part of an exam helps put many patients at ease.

Schedule a Visit to Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group

For more information about routine dental exams and other options for advanced dentistry treatments, it's important that you contact our general dental care center today. The team at Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group will help you smile with confidence.

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At the Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group, we pride ourselves on providing the highest possible standard of care for all of our patients. Our team of doctors is affiliated with a variety of prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Prosthodontics
  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • Academy of Osseointegration

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (617) 523-5451 today.

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