Whether you choose to have your first visit with a hygienist or one of our doctors, you will receive a thorough dental exam. The dentist will check your teeth and gums and try to identify problems at their earliest stage. We focus on prevention, which is good for your overall health and your budget!
There is nothing to fear with the exam. Your teeth will be visually examined for signs of plaque, tartar and tooth decay. Your gums will also be examined for puffiness or discoloration, which are signs of gum disease.
A full set of dental X-rays may also be taken during your dental exam, to enable your dentist to see areas of the teeth that are not visible in the mouth.
Today's dental X-rays are safer, faster, more comfortable and more informative than the X-rays of years past. Digital X-rays, one of the latest and most advanced dental technologies, produce high-quality images that appear instantly on the computer screen. Digital radiography features a 90% reduction in radiation compared with standard x-rays. This technology allows dental problems to be diagnosed at their earliest stages.
Intraoral photography is another dental imaging technology used during dental visits. Photos can be taken in the mouth and used to show you images of your teeth like you've never seen before!