Dental exams are an essential part of maintaining good oral health, as they provide an opportunity for your dentist to thoroughly assess your teeth, gums, and overall oral condition. Regular dental exams allow for the early detection and treatment of potential dental issues, preventing complications and promoting long-lasting oral health.

Indications for dental exams include:

  1. Routine dental care for all patients
  2. Early detection of dental issues, such as cavities and gum disease
  3. Monitoring of existing dental conditions or treatments
  4. Assessment of oral hygiene habits and personalized recommendations
  5. Evaluation for signs of oral disease, including oral cancer

At Trident Smile Studio, Dr. Triplett recommends a comprehensive dental exam every six months to a year, or more frequently if you have specific dental concerns. During the exam, Dr. Triplett will carefully inspect your teeth, gums, and oral tissues for any signs of decay, gum disease, or other issues. She will also complete an oral cancer screening on every patient. Exams may be accompanied by digital x-rays to provide a more in-depth look at your oral structures and identify any hidden problems.

Based on the findings, Dr. Triplett will discuss any necessary treatments or recommendations to improve your oral health. Regular dental exams, combined with consistent oral hygiene habits, play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile.