The dental exam involves a comprehensive examination of one's mouth that helps our dentists to spot any current or potential problems. They are usually done in conjunction with dental cleanings and are recommended to be done at least twice every year. During a dental exam at Marlayna C Best DMD LLC, we examine the entire health of our patient's mouths and take preventative actions to keep their oral health at its best.
Dental cleaning is an oral process of eliminating plaque and tartar deposits from one's mouth to result in a healthy and clean set of teeth. Our dental hygienist carries out the process at Marlayna C Best DMD LLC and helps avoid the onset of dental problems like tooth decay, cavities, and periodontal diseases.
At Marlayna C Best DMD LLC, we conduct dental examinations and tooth cleaning as a part of routine dental checkups to assess the condition of the teeth and gums and prevent any dental diseases.
We conduct a visual examination of the patient's mouth, teeth, tongue, gums, the roof of the mouth, and the entrance to the throat during the dental examination. All the while, the signs, and symptoms of common dental health issues are also checked. Our dentist examines the signs or presence of tooth decay, cavities, cracks, chips, gum disease, inflammation, exposed teeth roots, etc. If the patient wears any dental restorations like crowns, dental implants, bridges, fillings, veneers, etc., we will inspect them for any signs of damage. We also conduct oral cancer screening by examining the patient's face and neck by checking any unusual lesions or other abnormalities on the soft tissues and gums of your mouth.
We may also obtain dental X-rays to analyze the area under the gums and jawbone that are otherwise not visible via a visual examination to diagnose the presence of any oral health issues.
After we examine the patient's mouth, we will discuss the results with them and give recommendations on improving their oral health through the maintenance of good oral hygiene and lifestyle habits. We will also suggest further treatment if required and will answer any queries our patients might have.
We clean the patient's teeth and eliminate the accumulated plaque and tartar using a scaler during the dental cleaning appointment. After flossing the teeth to remove the plaque, we polish them to remove dental stains, thus reducing the presence of any accumulated bacteria. We also apply a fluoride gel to their teeth to restore and strengthen the enamel.
Besides, we will also provide dental health instructions to our patients to help them practice oral hygiene.
We offer comprehensive tooth cleaning and dental examinations to our patients. To schedule an appointment, call our Newton office at (973) 383-5700 or our Andover office at (973) 786-5588, or book online.