Oral examinations are a great opportunity for you to check in with Dr. Busch-Abbate, our Kalamazoo dentist, about your oral health.
It’s important to make regular dental checkups a part of your overall wellness routine in order to keep your teeth in great condition.
We recommend seeing our dentist for an oral exam and teeth cleaning every six months. Here are a few reasons why regularare good for your health.
Why Are Oral Examinations Important?
Regular dental exams allow your dentist to keep track of your oral health and catch dental problems in their early stages. Some problems, like oral cancer or tooth infections, can be life-threatening if left untreated. Your regular dental checkup gives our family dentist the chance to examine your mouth for signs of oral diseases and infections.
An oral exam consists of a review of:
- Your teeth
- Soft and hard tissues of the mouth
- Jaw joints
- Your bite
- Existing prostheses
- Periodontal (gum) health
- Oral cancer screening
For children, the exam will review the development of the teeth and bite. Necessary radiographs (cosmetic dentistry can be discussed at your appointment.) may be recorded to complete a thorough exam. Any concerns about the appearance of your teeth or interests in
You’ll have a chance to talk to Dr. Busch-Abbate and her team about your oral health and ask any questions you might have. You can also inquire about sealants, fluoride treatments, or other preventative options at your appointment.
Your regular dental checkup is an opportunity for you to take charge of your oral health. If you’re due for your next oral exam, our Kalamazoo, MI, family dentist is happy to see you. Call Gentle Dentistry today at (269) 381-3890 to make an appointment, or contact us online.