Family Dental Exams – What to Expect

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Family Dental Exams: What to Expect
Regular visits to your affordable family dentistry clinic ensure that your healthy smile lasts a lifetime. If you’re like many people, you may find dentists to be a little intimidating, but gaining a better understanding of what happens during a dental exam can help ease your anxiety. The main goals of the exam are to determine the state of your oral health, assess your risk of dental disease, and provide both corrective and preventative treatments. More specific details about the typical dental exam are listed below.

Affordable Family Dentistry Clinic Visit: What’s on the Agenda

After completing a basic examination of your teeth and gums, your dentist may do some or all of the following tasks:

  • Perform a variety of dental X-rays
  • Discuss any current health problems you may have
  • Record all of your current medications
  • Discuss diet and lifestyle habits that may be affecting your oral health
  • Check your jaw for bite problems
  • Send you to a dental hygienist for a professional cleaning
  • Examine prosthetic devices such as dentures or bridges
  • Examine your mouth for signs of oral cancer
  • Make dental impressions of your teeth to aid in treatment
  • Demonstrate proper oral hygiene techniques
  • Perform an advanced periodontal exam
  • Discuss tooth replacement or advanced dental procedures if needed
  • Formulate a treatment plan for any existing dental problems
  • Recommend a follow-up visit
  • Refer you to a specialist for advanced treatment if required

See for Yourself How Affordable Family Dentistry can Save your Smile

With great oral hygiene and regular visits to your family dental clinic, every generation of your family can enjoy confident, healthy smiles. To find dentists in your area, check online family dental listings, or contact your local dental health organizations or dental schools for more information.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Virginia, call Dental One Associates of Virginia today at (855) 979-3337 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Virginia. With 6 affiliated practices throughout Virginia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Virginia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Virginia.

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