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Comprehensive Exams – no poking that sounds bad


Cosmetic Dentist | Miami

Comprehensive Exams – no poking that sounds bad

One of the best ways to safeguard your smile and guarantee the longevity of each and every tooth is by visiting us for a comprehensive exam twice a year. During your comprehensive dental exam, both your dental hygienist and dentist will examine your gums, teeth, jaw, and mouth to look for any signs of a problem or changes in those areas since your last visit. During this exam, your dentist might also use a special probe to measure the pockets in between your gums and teeth, an explorer tool to poke at your teeth and search for cavities, and a mouth mirror to get a better view of all the angles of your teeth.

Comprehensive exams are one of the best ways to catch any dental issues, such as a cavity, gum disease, or early signs of oral cancer, before they become a major health issue. If you do have any visible problems, we will recommend a certain treatment so that you can get treated as soon as possible. Pair comprehensive exams with dental cleanings, brushing and flossing twice daily, and a balanced diet to help achieve and maintain your healthiest smile.


Overall, your comprehensive exam will most likely include:

  • Evaluation of your general health and oral hygiene
  • Evaluation of your need for tooth restoration or replacement
  • Evaluation of your risk for tooth decay, root decay, and gum disease
  • Removal of stains or deposits on your teeth
  • Check of your jaw and bite for any problems
  • Demonstration of proper tooth cleaning methods
  • Dental x-rays, if needed