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Oral Examinations

Regular dental visits are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. To achieve excellent oral health, a regular home care regimen must be supplemented with a dental examination at least every six months. Depending on the status of your oral health, we may recommend more frequent visits.
Several months after a cleaning, teeth develop plaque build-up, as well as stains from food, beverages, tobacco, etc. Over time, plaque build-up can harden into tartar (or calculus) formation and create problems.
Checking your teeth for decay is only a small part of the thorough oral exam you receive at St. Clair Dental Associates.

During your visit we will:

  • Check your gums (gingiva) for inflammation, tooth mobility and pockets
  • Examine your mouth for indications of possible cancer, diabetes and vitamin deficiencies
  • Note any irregularities in your facial structure, bite, saliva and temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
  • Clean your teeth and help you to maintain good oral hygiene
  • Treat you nicely and take care to ensure you are comfortable

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