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When you come into Smiles of Naperville for the first time, your teeth, gums and entire mouth will be thoroughly assessed and we’ll let you know the current condition of your dental health. A patient’s oral health condition can be deemed healthy, satisfactory or poor. To be able to come up with a personalized assessment a dental examination will be performed.
It is essential for anyone who wants a beautiful smile and healthy life to pay a visit to the dentist and schedule regular cleanings and go to recommended treatments. Regular visits to the dentist should be every 6 months or at least once a year, this is for your routine dental exam and teeth cleaning. do this and you’ll surely maintain the heath, quality and beauty of your teeth and smile!
What are Dental Exams?
- Oral examination: The most basic dental examination carried out will involve taking the mouth mirror into the mouth and going over all the teeth to detect signs of disease and wear. It will involve visual inspection, palpation, percussion and thermal tests (when deemed necessary by the dentist)
- Dental photographs: To properly visualize the condition of the mouth and for record purposes, dental photographs will be taken showing the teeth, the tongue and the face of the patient.
- Dental casts: A three-dimensional representation of what can be seen in the mouth is provided by the dental cast. It is produced by taking an impression of both the upper and the lower jaw, after which the impression is poured with cement that shall harden into a perfect mould.
- Dental radiographs: Finally, when a more definitive assessment of the tooth’s condition is required, a dental radiograph should be taken. It will give a picture of the inner layers of the teeth and the bone.
Gentle Teeth Cleaning in Smiles of Naperville
Included in this dental check up appointment is the routine teeth cleaning. Teeth cleaning procedures are required regularly if you want to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. It involves the scaling of both supragingival and subgingival areas around the teeth, in order to properly get rid of adherent plaque and calcular deposits. It is also effective in removing superficial stains from food, cigarette, coffee and others.
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