Baby cute girl gives five dentist. Little girl in the dentist's chairIn our previous blog, we discussed the important role your professional cleaning plays as well as how it helps keep your smile clean and strong. Indeed, oral health takes a lot more care than you may initially have expected, and an excellent preventive routine is a well-rounded one. Just as your cleaning makes a major difference, your examination serves a tremendous purpose as well. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS dentist will take a look at what our team checks while performing your dental examination and how checkups are necessary to maintain an excellent grin.

If You Are Taking Proper Care

Have you ever prepared for your routine checkup by brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth with mouthwash so that you can convince your dentist that you have been consistently taking care of your grin? Believe it or not, many patients do this in a preemptive effort to avoid a scolding regarding their teeth. The truth is, however, that your dentist can tell how well you have been taking care of your smile based on years of study and simple observation.

Indeed, your dentist wants you to prioritize your health as best as you can, but we also recognize that some things are out of your control and life happens. Your checkup is not intended to be a slap on the wrist for poor hygiene or health management, but as a means of identifying threats or potential threats to your health so that we can devise a care plan for you moving forward. For more information about this process, reach out to our team today.

Signs of Trauma or Damage

When we look at your grin, we are not simply on a cavity hunt. In fact, we take care to check all aspects of your oral cavity to ensure proper development. For instance, we make sure to examine the teeth as well as your gums, cheeks, tongue, throat, and other tissues for signs of damage. What’s more, we check for signs of infection, decay, breakage, trauma, and more. Reach out to our team to learn more about the potential threats your smile may face.

Other Things to Look for

As we mentioned before, your checkup is not just a cavity hunt, and there are more aspects to your oral health than just your teeth. We are also able to provide an oral cancer screening during your routine examination as well. Oral cancer is not a topic to be taken lightly, and it can affect anyone of any age. During this step, we take care to look for rough red or white patches throughout the mouth, alarmingly loose teeth, and more.

Learn More Today

Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to learn more about the importance of preventive dental care, or to schedule your next appointment with our team today.