Routine dental exams are important in maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
Getting routine dental exams helps to avoid more costly dental procedures.
How it’s done:
- The doctor first exams the mouth with simple dentistry tools and mirrors.
- They then examine and compare your dental history with your most recent visit.
- After that, they examine the patient for tooth decay, gum disease, and existing restoration.
Additionally, your dentist will take diagnostic x-rays to reveal any other hidden problems, especially in the areas below the gums.
*Bitewing x-rays are typically taken every 12 months
*Panographic x-ray, which revolves around the head, is taken every 3-5 years.
The Academy of General Dentistry recommends twice yearly checkups for people of all ages.