How Dentists Examine the Teeth

Woman at the dentistry

A lot happens in the process of one visit to an expert in dental exam in West Hollywood. Your dentist takes this time to do a proper, full examination of your teeth and overall dental health. What does this involve? It is good to know what to expect before you go in to your dentist. This can help prevent any stress or fear, and also help you compile any questions in advance that you may need answers to.

The first thing your dentist will do is evaluate your overall oral health and hygiene. Dentists can tell a lot just by a simple look inside your mouth. They will then assess any risk of tooth decay, root decay, gum, or bone disease. They also make a point in checking your jaw and jaw joints, as well as your bite, as your orthodontic health deeply affects your dental health.

Much of your visit will be spent cleaning – removing stains and/or deposits. If they feel you will benefit from it, your dentist will demonstrate proper brushing and other oral hygienic techniques. They may also decide whether or not you require fluoride.

If you require more information about basic dental examinations, you should not hesitate to contact a dentist in WeHo for more information.

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How Dentists Examine the Teeth

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