Taking care of your teeth is like a good housecleaning. Once or twice a year, it helps to clean out every nook and cranny.
That’s what your New Brunswick ‘s Dental Association dentist will do for your teeth during your annual check-up. Next to regular brushing and flossing, a regular check-up is the most important thing you can do to keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape. After all, check-ups aren’t just about cavities – they’re about prevention.
Here’s what your dentist will look for during an exam after updating your medical history:
Outside the mouth
- The health of your jaw joints (TMJ), muscles and surrounding lymph nodes
Inside the mouth
- Signs of gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions
- Oral sores or irritations to gum tissue
- Fit of dentures, crowns or bridges
- Proper bite
and signs of other diseases or medical conditions that may first appear in the mouth.