Federal Way, Washington
Getting a routine dental exam is an integral part of preventive dental care. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), you should schedule dental cleaning and exams based on the intervals stipulated by Dr. Doan. You typically need to see your dentist at least twice a year if you have healthy gums and teeth and more times if you are at risk for getting dental cavities or gum disease. Avalon Family Dentistry has a team of experts ready to help you achieve great hygiene habits and a bright smile.
Why Do You Need Regular Dental Exams?
Routine dental exams help with the early detection of cavities or gum diseases, making them easier to treat. It raises your chances of getting successful treatment and eliminates costly procedures and complications.
Since signs and symptoms of diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes usually appear in your mouth first, regular comprehensive dental exams play a crucial role in maintaining your overall health. The comprehensive exam is also when we perform a thorough head and neck cancer screening. If we spot any changes or signs and symptoms during your preventative care appointment, we may request that you go visit your primary care physician.
What Should You Expect From a Dental Exam?
Our comprehensive dental exam involves a thorough examination of your entire oral health to ascertain that everything is well or to catch a problem early. We will perform digital X-rays to uncover any underlying issues such as infections, tooth decay, and bone loss. We will then complete a 5-D wellness scan. This gives us a thorough record of your teeth, restorations, and bite. It then acts as a baseline for us to compare each year for a change in fillings, recession, and bite.
Professional Dental Exams in Federal Way, WA
If you are a resident of Federal Way, WA, and need dental care, we can help. At Avalon Family Dentistry, we are committed to partnering with you and your family to provide optimal oral health using state-of-the-art techniques accompanied by a gentle touch.
Avalon Family Dentistry makes it convenient to make an appointment. Call us today at (253) 941-6365 to get more information on our operating hours and to schedule dental exam appointments for you and your family.
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