Family Dental Exams – What to Expect

dca-blog-173-understanding-the-dental-exam

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
All of the staff are caring, professional, and go out of their way to ensure that your experience is a great one!
Linda W.
First time patient and I was very happy with my treatment. The Doctor takes her time made me feel very comfortable. The assistant was also very nice.
Nicole
Came to this office for a second opinion and I’m so glad I did. This office does NOT look for extra work to be done; they do what is needed. They work efficiently, I’ve never waited long for […]
Jessica R.
Everyone was very friendly and helpful- Made me forget I was at the dentist
Sandra M.
Love the staff
Elizabeth W.
Terrific service and my child loves his hygienist who clean his teeth
Adrian Z.
I have been a patient of Dr. Miller for many years. He is a perfectionist in his field and he always insures that a procedure is done exactly right. I know it doesn’t come any better than that!
Sarah D.
I feel my Cleaning by Masoon was very good and my Dental Check-up by Dr Miller was great. Both of them treated me very nice and made me feel welcome to be there.
Cheryl R.
They see you very promptly and the hygienist are very knowledgeable, and Dr. Z is amazing
Joshua T.
Staff friendly and take me right on time for my appointment !
Karen M.
Quick response to my problem
Joyce V.
Excellent care by Dr Lyn.
Franklyn S.
All the staff are great . Dr. Ogunbekun is so special . Very kind and patient . Especially with my little girls❤️.
Ashely S.
Very personable, promt and professional.
Franklyn S.
Friendly and professional
Aileen S.
Really liked Dr. Ramisetty and the staff.
Kathleen K.
Well with me walking in about 24 hours before my scheduled appointment for the first step in getting another tooth crowned and you all took me pretty much immediately, I’d say that’s star […]
William B.
Everyone in the office was friendly and understanding. I had the date wrong for my appointment but they managed to get me in that day.
Loretta J.
Everybody is friendly and helpful. They treat you well and provide excellent care.
Holly K.
Everyone was very nice and efficient.
Carla B.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here