Get Your Teeth Cleanings & Dental Exams in Manchester, NH
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Do you think regular dental exams are just for kids? Think again. Even adults, regardless of how well they take care of their oral hygiene, should include regularly scheduled exams as part of their dental care.
We recommend our patients visit us for exams at least twice a year to stay on top of their oral health.
Routine dental exams are how we detect early signs of problems and address them before they become severe. Without these checkups, issues like gum disease can take root and develop into critical dental emergencies.
At Mann Family Dental, we provide multiple dental services as part of our exams.
Parts of a Dental Exam
When you schedule an appointment to see us for a dental exam, we perform multiple dental procedures to give you the most comprehensive dental care possible.
Our teeth cleanings & dental exams in Manchester, NH, may include the following steps.
Exams and X-Rays
The first step to any oral exam is to get a close inspection of your mouth. Our team uses a combination of manual observation techniques and digital x-rays to seek out any signs of damage or disease. For example, we can use these methods to find damaged dental implants and loose dental fillings.
Cancer and Disease Screenings
Even if you don’t report having any symptoms of oral cancer, we’ll perform a quick and pain-free screening to confirm. Our team will closely inspect the soft tissue of your mouth, throat, and tongue for early signs of possible cancer.
We also use this opportunity to check for other oral issues affecting your gums and mouth.
Usually, the final (and longest) part of your dental exam is a thorough tooth cleaning. A dental hygienist will use an array of tools to remove plaque and bacteria buildup from your teeth.
Part of teeth cleanings involves breaking up surface stains on your teeth by polishing them, leaving them whiter and brighter.
Depending on your oral health history, your exam may include additional steps personalized to your needs.
Why Should I Have Regular Exams?
Some people mistake dental exams as a purely cosmetic experience meant to enhance their smiles. Others may think that if they regularly brush and floss their teeth, an exam isn’t necessary.
However, both ways of thinking are leaving out important details.
Exams are your first line of defense against oral disease and damage. Much like annual exams with your physician, dental exams allow dentists to detect signs of health issues before they pose a threat to you. Without exams, these problems could develop into critical emergencies and be more costly to treat than if you had the exam in the first place.
While we always recommend regular brushing and flossing, that type of cleaning isn’t the same as what we do as part of an exam. We’re able to floss your teeth more thoroughly because we’re looking directly into your mouth. What’s more, polishing does more to clean your teeth than just brushing.
Even when you’re diligent about cleaning, brushing, and flossing, these activities can only remove so much bacteria. Without regular checkups, bacteria may grow in difficult-to-reach places and create complications in the future.
Regardless of how you view them, dental exams are a vital preventive treatment.
What If I Need Further Dental Treatment?
If we discover something that requires further treatment during your exam, we may be able to address it during your visit, depending on what it is.
Often, we can take care of problems that don’t require surgery to treat. Otherwise, we will work with your schedule to set up a future visit to handle it properly.
Let Mann Family Dental Take Care Of You
Teeth cleanings & dental exams in Manchester, NH, are among the many services we offer patients. By adding bi-annual exams to your oral healthcare routine, you’ll be taking an essential step in monitoring your health.