Dental Exam and Cleaning

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Kissimmee, FL
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Regular dental exams are critical to your overall oral health. Sumaya Anjum, DMD, Adriana Maldonado, DMD, and the team at Fortune Dental in Kissimmee, Florida, offer regular, expert cleanings and dental exams. These twice-yearly visits include routine cleanings, digital X-rays, and oral exams. If you’re due for a dental exam, call the office today to schedule or request an appointment using the online tool. 

Dental Exam and Cleaning Q & A

What is involved in a dental exam?

A dental exam is a comprehensive evaluation of all your oral structures, including your teeth, gums, tongue, and other soft tissue. 

At Fortune Dental, the experienced team of dentists provides routine exams and professional cleanings as part of their comprehensive dental care. During these visits, your provider can catch potential oral health problems, like impacted teeth, dental caries, or gingivitis — early gum disease. 

Dental exams are also a time to get important education about proper at-home hygiene so you can protect your smile from decay or injury. 

How can a dental exam help me?

A dental exam makes sure your teeth are in tip-top shape. During the exam, your provider may detect the onset of decay and recommend dental fillings to prevent its spread. Dental exams can also reveal deep infections within the pulp of your teeth that require a root canal. Your provider also performs an oral cancer screening during your dental exam. 

Dental exams can also reveal teeth grinding (bruxism) or the need for dental crowns or implants. At your dental exam, your provider can also assess the health of your gums. If you have signs of inflammation, early intervention prevents the progression of full periodontal disease and potential tooth loss. 

How often should I schedule dental exams?

Most patients benefit from visiting Fortune Dental once every six months for a dental exam. 

You’ll also receive a professional cleaning at these visits. Professional cleanings remove all plaque and tartar that your regular brushing cannot reach. If plaque builds up, it can lead to decay and infection. 

If you have a history of periodontal disease or other oral health problems, your provider may recommend more frequent visits. 

How do dental exams prevent oral health problems?

If you want to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, keep up with regular dental exams and cleanings. While good at-home oral hygiene is essential, so are these professional cleanings that get at places in your smile your brush just can’t reach. 

Early detection of problems, including gum disease, gum recession, oral cancer, or cavities, means a better chance of successful treatment. When these concerns reach an advanced stage, they do more damage to your smile and are harder to treat. 

Call Fortune Dental to schedule your dental exam. You can also request an appointment online.