Regularly scheduled cleanings and oral exams are necessary to achieve and maintain good oral health. These appointments not only help to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, they also allow your dental team to assess your overall oral health by screening you for more serious conditions such as oral cancer.
The initial exam is when the dentist obtains comprehensive data on your current oral health. This data can be tracked using digital imaging and comparing at subsequent appointments. It is also used to create a dental care plan specific to your individual needs.