Dental Exam Specialist

Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights -  - Cosmetic Dentistry

Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights

Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

A regular dental exam helps preserve one of your most precious assets: your smile. At Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights, the dental providers act as your partner in oral health, educating and inspiring you to maintain good oral health habits. If you’re due for a dental exam, call the Brooklyn Heights, New York, office today or use the online tool to request an appointment.

Dental Exam Q & A

What is involved in a dental exam?

The comprehensive dental exams provided at Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights are unlike any other you have experienced. The exam is focused on your teeth and gums but also takes into consideration your overall health. All exams are done by board-certified dentists.

The exam begins with an interview with you to address any immediate concerns and oral health goals. Your provider gathers information about your dental and health history. You’ll also experience:

  • Facial symmetry analysis to evaluate muscle activity and aesthetics.
  • Hard tissue exam (teeth)
  • Soft tissue exam (gums)
  • Periodontal exam
  • TMJ and occlusion (jaw joint + neuromuscular) evaluation
  • Oral cancer exam, including a head and neck exam
  • Intraoral photography
  • Dental X-ray interpretation

Your provider also evaluates your bite, assessing your risk of TMJ (temporomandibular joint issues). They’ll inquire about headaches and facial pain, indications of TMJ. Your visit may even include muscle relaxation splint therapy and occlusal equilibration to relieve these symptoms and restore symmetry to your bite. 

Why should I undergo a regular dental exam?

A dental exam is usually done in conjunction with a professional teeth cleaning. Even if you have the absolute best at-home oral hygiene habits, having a dental exam twice yearly is critical. There are areas in your mouth that a toothbrush and floss just can’t reach, leading to a build-up of plaque and tartar. This puts you at risk of infection, decay, and gum disease. 

Your dental exam is a time to check for issues with your teeth and oral health that don’t show immediate symptoms. Early intervention can reverse things like gum disease before they create serious complications for your oral health. 

Having a regular dental provider means you have the practice to rely on should you suffer a dental emergency. The team at Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights gets to know your bite, your oral health, and your health history so they can identify problems early when they’re easiest to treat.

How should I care for my oral health between dental exams?

Between your regular dental exams, brush your teeth two times per day — usually in the morning and before bed. Each of these brushing sessions should last two minutes to be thorough and effective. Floss once per day to get at the food and bacteria caught between your teeth. Cavities commonly form in these hidden areas, not just on the surfaces of your teeth. 

Schedule your dental exam today. Call Creative Dentistry of Brooklyn Heights or use the online tool to request an appointment.