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X-rays, Cleanings and Exams

July 10, 2018.Individuals

Along with brushing twice and flossing once daily, you can help protect your oral health by visiting your dentist regularly. The American Dental Association recommends regular dental exams to help maintain optimal oral health. Good oral health contributes to your overall health and well-being. If you haven’t visited the dentist in a while, you may want to brush up on what happens during a routine dental checkup. Here is what to expect the next time you find yourself in a dental chair – hopefully, soon! X-rays Your dentist may decide to take a series of X-rays to see more detail of your mouth. X-rays can help your dentist spot decay and other dental issues. While radiation exposure from dental X-rays is low, they are not typically necessary at every visit. Cleaning and Polishing During a dental exam, a dentist or dental hygienist will begin by cleaning and polishing your teeth […]

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