Dental Examination

Morning Dental

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Santa Ana, CA & Huntington Beach, CA

Regular dental examinations are the cornerstone of preventive dental care. They help maintain the health of your teeth and mouth, as well as your overall health. The compassionate dentists at Morning Dental offer comprehensive dental examinations during routine visits. Morning Dental has locations in Santa Ana and Huntington Beach, California. To schedule a dental exam with a highly trained provider, call the office nearest you, or make an appointment online today.

Dental Examination Q & A

Why do I need a dental examination?

During a dental exam, your experienced Morning Dental provider looks for signs and symptoms of dental ailments. When dental problems are detected in the early stages, you have a better chance for successful treatment.

During a routine dental check-up, your dentist will look for signs of trouble, including:

  • Tooth decay or cavities
  • Worn teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Gingivitis and gum disease
  • Bite misalignment
  • Jaw problems
  • Signs of oral cancer
  • Damage to bridges or crowns
  • Stains and other cosmetic concerns

 

Your dentist can also gain insight into your overall health during a dental exam. For example, some systemic illnesses present with oral symptoms, including diabetes, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.

How often should I have a dental exam?

How often you should visit the dentist depends on a variety of individual factors. For this reason, the American Dental Association recommends that you and your dentist work together to determine a schedule for regular check-ups.

Typically, the dentists at Morning Dental recommend healthy patients to have an annual check-up and a professional cleaning every six months as a baseline. If your skilled dentist determines that you have an increased risk for tooth decay, gum disease, or another oral condition, they may recommend you have more frequent checkups and cleanings.

You should always make an appointment for a dental examination any time you have unusual symptoms or concerns about your oral health.

What else is included in a routine dental check-up?

Your regular check-up allows you to discuss any concerns or symptoms you may have with your Morning Dental provider. It’s also an opportunity for your dentist to provide information about your oral health, at-home care of your teeth, and other dental concerns.

In addition to an exam, your check-up may also include:

  • X-rays
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Professional cleaning by a dental hygienist

 

In some cases, your Morning Dental expert may recommend that you return for a deeper cleaning, called scaling, during another appointment. Fillings, crowns, and other treatments are also completed during subsequent appointments when needed.

Dental examinations are an essential part of preventive dental care. To make an appointment, call the Morning Dental clinic nearest you, or make an appointment online today.