The Importance of Regular Dental Exams

Jun 15, 2014

We at the DeJesus Dental Group are committed to providing the best possible dental care services to people throughout the greater Bridgeport area. This means more than just fillings and cleanings; it means offering patients the latest in cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry treatment. Regular checkups are still a cornerstone to good dental health, however, and we do not take them for granted. Neither should patients. Let’s look at why traditional dental checkups are so key to lasting dental wellness.

What happens at a regular dental exam?

During a regular dental exam, it’s common for the following to be done:

  • X-rays and other diagnostics
  • Professional cleanings
  • Checking the teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks for problems
  • Discussion of future dental care needs

All of these services contribute to the improvement of a patient’s dental health and wellness.

Professional Cleaning

Even if you brush and floss regularly, you won’t be able to get at all the nooks and crannies like a dentist would during a professional cleaning. Your dentist will also be able to clean plaque and tartar down at the gumline, helping address issues that are very difficult to address even with diligent at-home care.

Advanced Diagnostics

X-rays and digital radiography are keys to treating dental problems and also for preventative care. Minor tooth decay, problems with bone and joint structures, and much more can be caught or noticed through the use of modern diagnostic techniques and technologies.

Addressing Minor Problems

If you have a minor dental problem that needs to get addressed, such as a small cavity, these problems can sometimes be treated during the routine checkup.

Patient Education and Dental Care Tips

During your visit to the practice, there are plenty of moments where you can receive information on dental therapies as well as tips on how to improve your dental health and wellness. This is just one way that we can empower you to make smart dental care choices at home.

Open Communication and a Meaningful Dialogue

Speaking with your dentist is one of the keys to great dental care. Be sure to bring up any concerns that you may have about your dental health. Even little clicks or pops in the jaw, persistent bad breath, or issues with dry mouth may be the sign of a serious dental health issue, so they are always worth bringing up.

Combined with diagnostic care, this open communication will help your dentist catch problems and identify treatment options in a timely manner.

Planning for the Future

When there’s need for treatment down the line, your dentist will be sure to go over plans for the future to help provide you with realistic expectations about the treatment process. This could mean planning for orthodontic care or going over expectations for oral surgery. Whatever the case, understanding what lies ahead is ideal for patient satisfaction and positive patient experience.

Learn More About Advanced Dental Care

If you would like to learn more about all of your options for advanced dental care, we encourage you to schedule an appointment today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Consult a qualified dental professional to determine the best dental/orthodontic treatment for your needs.