Comprehensive Exams

Prevention is Key

Routine dental exams twice per year

The best way to maintain a healthy mouth and to save money on dental care is to have routine comprehensive dental exams. The American Dental Assocation recommends that adults and children have a dental exam approximately every six months

What is done a a routine dental exam?

At a routine exam (dental checkup) we examine the outside of your mouth (including the TMJ), and the inside of your mouth. We check to make sure that the tissues in your mouth are healthy, and we examine your gums to check for periodontal disease. And of course we check your teeth to make sure that all of your exisitng crowns and fillings are intact, and to make sure that you don’t have any new cavities present.

Do I need x-rays at every visit?

Generally speaking, no. We do take a full set of x-rays the first time you see us as a patient, and after that we recommend a full set every 3-5 years. And although the levels of radiation used in dental x-rays are incredibly low (we use digital x-rays for the lowest exposure possible), we do need to take routine check-up x-rays when indicated.

Patients who have a history of extensive decay, or with conditions that can lead to decay such as dry mouth (xerostomia), often need x-rays more frequently than patients who have never had a cavity, and who have normal salivary flow

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I went in and was immediately put at ease. They were willing to stay late to make sure my exam was through and a tentative plan was put into place. When I returned the following day to see the hygienist, a definitive plan was put into place and the doctor and staff made sure I understood each step and what was needed.

KY

I don't really like to go to the Dentist but the staff and the Dr are awesome!! Very kind, happy and professional!! The Dr is very gentle and communicative; as he tells you what he is going to do in detail and is a warm, caring person.

LT

Folks, if you're looking for a new dental practice...look NO further! My 1st phone call to schedule a consultation was met with a kind and caring person who seemed genuinely concerned with the problems and pain I was experiencing. Though her schedule was full, she managed to fit me in to see the dentist.

MM