Initial Oral Examination

You have a beautiful smile; you brush your teeth at least twice a day and you floss after meals. You are keen to use mouthwash a few times a day to ensure that you have fresh breath at all times. Better yet, you don’t have cavities and you haven’t seen any signs of plaque buildup. Why should you spend time and money on an oral examination? While your teeth may seem like they are in perfect condition at first glance, there are many dental problems that could be developing that can only be diagnosed by a professional. You need to have comprehensive oral exams done as scheduled by your dentist for the following reasons:

  • A dental exam will reveal whether you are developing problems like cavities, plaque, bleeding gums and more. These dental problems don’t appear overnight – they take time to manifest, and while you may think that your teeth are doing great there could be a lot happening in the background that you don’t know about, a comprehensive oral exam will help reveal these problems and get ahead of them.
  • Many people do not know that the state of their oral health can tell a lot about their physical health. Your dentist, buy looking at your teeth and gums, can point out whether you are at risk of developing complications in other areas of your body. You can get ahead of problems such as cardiovascular disease, strokes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimers Disease and others. Keep in mind most of these conditions are chronic but if caught and treated early can be managed.
  • Bad breath, otherwise called halitosis, is a problem that many people live with. It can affect all areas of your life – your partner may be reluctant to get intimate with you, people in your social circles will want to keep their distance and over time, it will affect your self confidence. One way to make sure that you don’t suffer bad breath in the course of your life is to have regular oral examinations. The dentist will detect any problems that can lead to bad breath and combat them right away.

Having oral exams in a timely manner is one way to get ahead of huge dentist bills. Dental treatments are often quite expensive – even simple solutions often cost thousands of dollars. By having regular checkups you keep your teeth in good condition which eliminates the need for treatments that would otherwise cost a lot of money.