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What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

Posted on 3/6/2023 by Northstar Dental
What to Expect During a Dental CheckupSticking to regular dental checkups is one way to protect your oral health. Scheduling dental appointments will allow the dentist to check whether you have oral issues. If left untreated, dental problems can lead to toothache, tooth loss, and may become difficult to treat in the future. In this case, it is best to deal with the issues early, and the best way to achieve this is by having regular dental checkups. Continue reading and learn what to expect during a dental checkup.

Oral Examination

As a human being, you probably eat all sorts of foods. From acidic fruits and beverages to foods rich in sugar and carbohydrates can make your teeth and gums susceptible to diseases. Sometimes, you may not notice signs of oral diseases until the condition advances. That's why an oral examination is vital. The dentist will check your teeth, gums, and mouth, looking for any signs of oral issues.

The main goal of an oral examination is to help you maintain good oral health and prevent issues from becoming issues. In this case, the dentist may opt for X-rays to check for unnoticed issues. They may also want to know about your medical history. Do you have a history of gum disease or tooth decay? With this, they will know how to handle your case. If they suspect gum diseases, oral ulcers, or tooth decay, they will create a treatment plan depending on your needs.

Dental Cleaning

During the examination, the dentist will also check for plaque and tartar. If left unattended, plaque and tartar can lead to bad breath, gum diseases, and tooth decay. This is where dental cleaning comes in. The dentist uses a special instrument to scrape below the gum line and between the teeth, removing plaque and tartar. They will then polish your teeth to give them a shiny finish.

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