We often advise our Dallas, TX, patients to see us every six months for a regular checkup. People of all ages benefit from these visits, from toddlers to adults. For many, we will implement advanced technology in the process, offering an exam with greater precision and accuracy. What digital technology do we provide during these visits?
Your Dental Exam
Your exam is an opportunity for our team to carefully assess the current state of your smile. We want to look at your teeth for wear and friction, which could point to the presence of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). The visit also involves a check for the warning signs of tooth decay and dental infections. We will examine the gums to look for signs of gingivitis and gum disease, and may also perform an oral cancer screening. The goal is the identify problems in the earliest possible stages, treating them before they threaten the health, beauty, and appearance of your smile. We recommend a checkup for people of all ages, from babies receiving their first tooth to seniors.
Digital x-rays use 90% less radiation than traditional x-rays, and also don’t require lengthy development in harsh chemicals, making them a more green and convenient option. In fact, we can often show the images instantly chairside, walking our patients though the diagnostic process. We use them to see what’s happening below the gum line, examining the roots and jawbone structure for signs of trouble. We can discover signs of infection, assess the risk of wisdom tooth impaction, and help people on their journey toward a healthier smile. We may also use intraoral cameras and other technologies in the process of diagnosing and treating your smile.
The Benefits of Regular Visits
For adults, routine visits help us stay on top of your oral health and treat problems as they arise, before they require more extensive (and expensive) treatment. For kids, these visits are an opportunity to learn good dental habits and become accustomed to the sights and sounds of the office. Studies show children that undergo routine six-month visits enjoy better oral health and a reduced risk of dental anxiety, and may be more likely to continue visiting the dentist and care for their smiles as adults. If you have any questions about our checkups and the technology we use, or if you’re ready to schedule a visit for your family, then contact our team today.
Gentle Smiles Family Is Ready For Your Next Checkup
To start your journey on the road to better oral health, schedule a routine checkup with our team. To learn more about our approach to family and preventive dental care, then please contact us today by calling 972-329-7645 (972-329-SMILE) to schedule an appointment with your Dallas, TX, dentist!