Lake Forest, CA
Our team at Jeanette Thai, DDS will help you every step of the way when you come visiting to have a dental exam performed on you. Our experts are highly skilled and have a great deal of experience, so you can be rest assured that you are in safe hands with us.
Dental exams form part of routine dental care that you should be undergoing at least once every six months. You will be taken through a discussion about your diet, food choices and your general oral hygiene habits. Our experts will train you about the proper brushing and flossing techniques and offer advice regarding what you should and should not eat.
Our dental hygienists will help to ensure that your teeth and mouth remain clean and healthy by having the mouth and teeth cleaned thoroughly. A dental exam may be performed by either a hygienist or a dentist.
What is the Procedure?
While performing a dental exam on you, the hygienist or dentist will first have to clean your teeth and check to see if there may be issues like gum disease or cavities. Next, our hygienist will also go further and try to evaluate if you have any risk of acquiring oral health-related problems. Other types of check that may also be performed on you may include; face check, neck, and your mouth. We have a team of expert dentists who are always ready to help our clients get the best dental exams that they deserve.
While it is not common for us to perform dental x-rays (radiographs) during exams, it might sometimes be decided that an x-ray is necessary. This will be discussed with you at the time if it is deemed necessary.
What Else to Expect During a Dental Exam?
Another topic that our hygienist may discuss with you regarding a dental exam is your lifestyle choices that may directly be affecting your oral health. Any cosmetic improvements that may be ideal for your teeth can also be discussed with you. Our intention is not only to get your teeth clean during your visit, but also to help make sure your teeth remain healthy and clean for months afterward. This will help to prevent serious problems from developing in the future.
When to Have a Dental Exam
There is no definite schedule that has been drawn for people to have dental exams. However, this is something that is often left to the discretion of your dentist. When you visit us, our dentist will talk with you about your check-up and suggest a rough date for when your next exam with us should be booked. If we have performed any other procedures on you, then a check-up with us may be needed sooner to make sure things are going smoothly.
If you would like to know more about dental exams, please reach out to use at Jeanette Thai, DDS at (949) 317-4884 today. We also offer a variety of services, including dental cleanings, teeth whitening, dentistry for kids and more. We are always happy to help clients however we can, so we look forward to hearing from you soon.