The secret to a bright, healthy smile is actually no secret at all: brush, floss and get a professional dental exam and cleaning at least once every six months. Professional dental exams are all about prevention – preventing existing problems from getting worse and preventing dental problems from developing in the future. Regular dental exams make it possible to identify and treat a problem in its earliest stage – which is not only good for your oral health but also good for your budget!
There’s nothing to fear with a dental exam. Your teeth will be visually examined for signs of plaque, tartar and tooth decay. Your gums will also be examined for signs of gum disease. An oral cancer exam will also be performed. A full set of dental X-rays will be taken during your dental exam, to enable Dr. Berg to see below the surfaces of your teeth. Your dental exam visit may end with a dental cleaning or a periodontal treatment if there is evidence of periodontal disease.