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Dental Exam

The secret to a bright, healthy smile is actually no secret at all: brush, floss and get a professional dental exam at least once every six months. Professional dental exams are all about prevention—preventing existing problems from getting worse and preventing dental problems from developing in the future. Regular dental exams make it possible to identify and treat a problem in its earliest stage, which is not only good for your oral health but also good for your budget!

There's nothing to fear with a dental exam. Your teeth will be visually examined for signs of plaque, tartar and tooth decay. Your dentist will also gather some information from you regarding your medical history, including allergies to any medications/anesthesia. 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 will allows your dentist to see below the surfaces of your teeth. X-Rays also will give your dentist an understanding of the tooth’s root portion and the bone surrounding it. Dental exams typically end with a dental cleaning to remove surface stains and buildup. Be sure to be open with your dentist about any dental concerns that you may have with your teeth. A dental exam is typically required when seeing a new dentist for the first time, so allow San Marcos CA dentist Dr. Leads exam you and welcome you to our office!