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 Association recommends that adults and children have a dental exam approximately every six months
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 existing crowns and fillings are intact, and to make sure that you don’t have any new cavities present.
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 flowGet in Touch
My wife and I had our first cleanings with Dallas Dental today and were extremely pleased with the consideration of Dr. McMiller, staff and Niki, who did our cleanings. No discomfort whatsoever and we both have sensitive spots in our mouths. Best cleanings ever. Very caring office.
I've never liked going to the dentist, the idea of needles in my mouth frightened me. My visit today was absolutely amazing, my hygienist (Nikki) made me feel at ease. When the Doctor came in to numb me, I didn't really feel a thing. I will continue to go there and I'm making my daughter an appointment as well.
Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. They were able to get me in on a same day appointment and called to check up a few hours later. I highly recommend using this dentist office. It will not be a dreaded experience.
I do not do well with people dealing with my mouth. I have never met a group so sensitive to my comfort while still doing an amazing job. No, most of the things that must be done at a dental office are not going to be fun, but this group makes it so much easier. I will recommend them to anyone! Thank you so much.