Brady Dental Group is dedicated to keeping smiles bright and healthy. Scheduling regular dental exams is the key to protecting dental health.
Dental exams include a cleaning by a hygienist. During a cleaning, hygienists check for cavities and gum disease. In some cases, dental impressions may be taken. The risk of developing other oral problems is also evaluated. Your face, neck and mouth is also assessed for abnormalities. Dental x-rays are also a key tool used to evaluate oral health in an exam. We will also perform a 3-D digital dental health scan to allow our doctors to provide a technologically advanced examination of the mouth. Dentists and hygienists may address diet and oral hygiene habits during your exam. Brushing and flossing techniques are reinforced.
In order to protect overall health, oral health cannot be ignored. Visiting your dentist regularly for an exam can lead to the discovery of other issues. Signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and diabetes often appear in the mouth first. Dentists and hygienists can make note of oral health abnormalities and may recommend seeing your regular doctor to follow up. Keep in mind, regular dental visits are key for learning how to care for teeth and detecting oral issues early when they are more easily treated.
Dental exams are encouraged at regular intervals. Brady Dental Group will assess patients and recommend appropriate exams and follow up visits. During each exam, patients will have their overall and oral health fully evaluated. The risks for tooth decay, root decay, and gum disease will be considered. Be prepared to share a full list of medications as they can affect oral health. Potential tooth restoration and replacement can be discussed as needed. The dentist or hygienist will check your bite and jaw for any issues, remove stains or deposits on your teeth, and determine if fluoride treatments are needed. The teeth and mouth will be examined for early signs of oral cancers. This is also a time when proper cleaning habits can be reviewed and reinforced. Diet and health habits are also a consideration and can improve the overall health of teeth and gums. Many times, x-rays are necessary during an exam to fully evaluate dental health.
After an exam, Brady Dental will review your oral health and plan for further visits and check ups. The key to healthy teeth and gums is proper care and regular visits. Brady Dental is committed to working with you to protect your teeth, gums, and oral health. Your smile is worth it!