Your regular dental exams are an important part of your general dentistry hygiene and are instrumental in helping you maintain good oral health.  Dental exams are not only necessary for our adult patients.  Children as young as two should visit the dentist, and by the age of four regular checkups should be routine.

The Conway, South Carolina, dentists at the Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry provide gentle and thorough dental exams for every member of your family. We emphasize preventive dental care, and regular dental check-ups are the best way to detect and address potential problems early.

The Importance of Dental Exams

By having dental checkups on a regular biannual schedule, we can often reduce the chances of you having larger dental problems.  The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients receive an in-depth dental exam at least once every six months.

Your dental health affects your systemic health, and your routine check-ups allow the experienced Conway family dentists at the Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry to assess potential issues before they impact your overall health. Oral infections and periodontal disease, for example, have been linked to severe medical problems including high blood pressure and heart disease.

Your regular dental exams—along with a good at-home dental hygiene routine—are the foundation for maintaining a bright smile, pleasant breath, and healthy teeth and gums.

Your Dental Exam

Your dental check-up includes a comprehensive physical examination of your gums, teeth and mouth, as well as the use of X-rays to diagnose any dental health problems at an early stage.

Along with your regular dental exam, we also encourage you have a professional teeth cleaning. Even if you practice a quality at-home dental regimen that includes brushing at least twice daily followed by flossing, plaque will continue to accumulate in hard-to-reach areas between your teeth and gums. These professional cleanings remove lingering plaque and tartar to help ensure your teeth are clean and vibrant.