Dr Matthew Kinsella General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
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What Happens During a Regular Dental Exam?

March 23, 2022
Posted By: Dr Matthew Kinsella Staff
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When was the last time you visited the dentist for a routine checkup? Did your dentist recommend any cleaning methods, toothpaste brands or dietary choices based on findings? Regular dental exams allow dentists to keep track of their patients’ oral health over time. They can note changes and act preventatively to avoid more severe conditions in the future.

What To Expect During a Dental Exam?

At Dr Matthew Kinsella General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we want our patients to feel at home and relaxed from the minute they walk in our door. We’ve gotten to know many of our patients, as they regularly visit us to keep up with their dental health. After getting started, patients can expect the following during a dental exam:

  • Thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums
  • Fluoride treatment (if you are due or in need)
  • Exam of the teeth, jaws, and neck
  • X-rays to check for cavities, gum disease, and other underlying conditions 
  • Check for oral cancer
  • Check the patient’s bite and teeth alignment
  • Teeth cleaning

How Can I Benefit From Regular Dental Exams?

Patients who see their dentist regularly can avoid or lower their risks for several conditions, including:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Oral infections
  • Bone loss in the jaw
  • The buildup of bacteria and plaque

In addition, we can offer advice on everyday brushing and even recommend specific brands of toothpaste and mouthwash that best serve your needs. Regular checkups allow our staff to keep detailed, up-to-date records that help us keep your oral health in check!

We Encourage you to schedule Your Dental Exam in West Perth

Finding the right practice with a friendly staff who cares about you and your family’s oral health can keep your smile in amazing condition! We warmly invite patients to arrange dental exams at their earliest convenience. You can reach our staff at (08) 9321 6449 or book online for more information.