As any medical professional will say, prevention is always the best medicine when it comes to your health. Oral exams are an important preventative measure that helps your dentist monitor your oral health and identify any areas of concern. By catching them early, your dentist can recommend appropriate treatment to keep minor problems like cavities or gingivitis from progressing into larger health issues like tooth decay, bone deterioration, and gum disease.
Monarch Dental offers oral exams as part of our comprehensive list of dental care services because we believe that a healthy mouth makes for a healthy life. From cleanings, checkups, and oral exams to fillings, crowns, and root canals, you’ll find all of the treatment options you and your family need to keep your smile going strong, all in one convenient office.
Oral exams are important for several reasons. First of all, they establish a baseline for your dentist to monitor any changes in your oral health. Second, they give your dentist an opportunity to examine your teeth, tongue, gums, throat, and oral tissue more closely.
Oral exams are usually performed during routine dental checkups and cleanings, which you should have at least every six months. There may be circumstances when you need additional oral exams, such as if your dentist wants to monitor the progression or improvement of a particular condition, or if you are visiting a new dentist.
Taking care of your health shouldn’t be hard and expensive. At Monarch Dental, we make it convenient and affordable for you to receive the quality preventative care you deserve. With multiple locations—many of which offer evening and Saturday appointments–and flexible scheduling, we can get you and your family in, out, and on with your busy life.
What’s more, Monarch Dental makes sure exceptional care fits your budget as well, accepting CareCredit as well as most major dental insurance plans and offering a variety of payment and financing options. We also offer the OneSmile Dental Plan, which provides members with free oral exams and dental x-rays, plus discounts on most dental services, all for one low annual payment. OneSmile Dental Plans are available for individuals, couples, and families, so there’s one to fit your situation perfectly.
It’s never too late to start taking better care of your oral health. Schedule an appointment today at the Monarch Dental office nearest you!