Good dental health is critically important to your overall health and ability to enjoy life. Bad dental health cannot only cause pain and tooth loss but can affect your ability to eat and speak and have serious repercussions on your overall health. There are two ways to approach the health of your teeth and mouth; one way is to wait until something is wrong and then go to a dentist and get it fixed through restorative dentistry, while the other approach is more proactive and stresses a preventative stanch through regular oral examinations and read this to thwart tooth and gum problems before they start.
Our Weston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry practice stresses oral examinations and twice yearly read this as the better of the two approaches to good dental health. Prevention is a lot easier on the body than restoration of teeth and gums. Both prevention and restoration start with a comprehensive oral examination by our doctor. If you are a new patient at our practice the comprehensive examination is especially important because it is used to establish a baseline of the current state of your oral health against which all future examination findings will be compared. The comprehensive examination starts with a discussion with our doctor and the patient of their oral health, overall health history and any family health problems as well as their concerns. Our doctor will then perform an examination of the structure of their teeth, jaw, gums, bite and facial structure looking for any signs of abnormalities, decay or disease. A set of digital radiograph images will be taken to enhance our staff’s ability to get a complete picture of the patient’s mouth. In addition to looking for tooth and gum problems the examination will also screen the patient for oral cancer.
Our office is equipped with the latest dental equipment and technology to not only make the examination and any needed treatment as effective as possible but to also make it quick and painless so that our patients can enjoy a stress-free visit. The examination will reveal any current problems within the patient’s mouth. After the initial examination and any needed treatments our patients will be encouraged to follow our preventative program that includes regular yearly examinations and twice yearly read this. Repeating the examination every year is important to make sure that there is no new decay or other problems that have started since the last exam, this also includes any shifts or movements in teeth or increases in the presence of gum disease. This yearly examination helps continue the good start towards lifelong dental health achieved during the initial examination. Start your journey towards great oral health by calling our office for an appointment today.