Dental Exams and Check Ups Pembroke Pines FL
Oral hygiene is important and a frequent check up can help keep your gums and teeth clean!
The Importance of Oral Hygiene
It is crucial to keep your mouth, gums, and teeth free from bacteria. Your oral hygiene is necessary to your health and helps reduce the risk of diseases both in your mouth and gums, such as gingivitis. Frequent dental exams and checkups can help prevent these risks from infecting and decaying your teeth and gums.
What is a Dental Exam?
Dental exams are thorough checks done on your teeth and gums so we can suggest and prevent diseases, infections, and decay to your oral hygiene. These exams allow us to determine and detect any problems so we can clean and prevent them as soon as possible.
How Often Should I Get a Dental Exam?
Dental exams should be done at least twice annually. If you are at a known risk or already infected with a gum or tooth disease, you should conduct a dental exam every three to four months. Dental exams should be done frequently if you are an avid smoker, susceptible to cavity infections, or if you have any genetic tooth or gum problems.
What Takes Place During a Dental Exam?
Here at Astrid M. Rotter, DMD, our dental exams include cleaning your teeth, removing any stains or buildups of plaque and tartar, and thoroughly checking through your mouth. We also check for any signs of premature gum diseases or symptoms of any problems that could arise orally. Sometimes, if needed, we may perform an X-ray for a more detailed and in-depth look at your teeth.
Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, a dental exam is always needed and recommended. Brushing your teeth and flossing can still lead to buildup or unaware symptoms of diseases. You can start requesting your appointment for your own dental exam and check up by filling out our form or by visiting our contact page today.