Dental Exams and Check-Ups in Asheville, NC

Why Get a Dental Exam?

Dental exams give us the opportunity to evaluate your current methods of dental care and provide suggestions for future care. Exams also allow us to detect problems such as oral cancer, pathologies, dental decay, and periodontal conditions, so they can be treated quickly and easily.

How Often Should You Get A Dental Exam?

Dental exams should generally take place every six months.

What Can I Expect From A Dental Exam?

A typical dental exam consists of checking for signs of decay or gum disease. A digital image may be performed to provide a more detailed summary of your oral health and to more closely identify any problems. We will ask you questions about your current methods of dental care, such as how often you brush your teeth, and floss, as well as whether you use a toothpaste with fluoride. With this information in mind, we will demonstrate proper dental care and provide suggestions on how to improve your habits to promote optimal oral health.

How Can You Prepare For A Dental Exam?

The best way to prepare for a dental exam is to practice good dental care. You want to make sure you are prepared to share pertinent information such as your medical history, insurance coverage and current dental care methods with us. Don’t be embarrassed, to be honest about your oral health habits – our team is not here to judge you, but to work with you to improve your habits and ensure dental health. Once the exam is complete, we will schedule your next hygiene appointment and any recommended treatment.