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What We All Do During a Dental Exam

Posted on 3/30/2019 by Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry
What We All Do During a Dental ExamRegular checkups and cleanings are a vital part of maintaining good oral health. There are things that we do in our office for every single exam, and there are things that patients tend to do as well. Today we will look at what a routine exam looks like, what to expect from us, and what we expect from you.

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At every checkup, we will spend quite a bit of time with you evaluating your overall health and oral hygiene. By determining your risk for tooth decay, periodontal disease, and screenings for oral cancer and other complications, we can work together with you to make sure that your health is in tip top shape.

It is imperative that you are completely honest with our staff when you are here. If you do not brush as often as you know you should, or if you cannot remember the last time you flossed, please do tell us.

At every exam, we will check your jaw and your bite for problems or shifting teeth and demonstrate correct cleaning techniques for not only your teeth, but if you have prosthetic teeth, or dentures, we will cover care for those as well.

Dental x-rays are also a routine part of an exam, as they are necessary for checking for things like root decay, pockets below the gum line and bone density of the jaw. As we progress through your exam, our staff will openly communicate with you about any problems we may find and troubleshoot them with you. Your good oral health is our main concern!

Whether you are new to our office, or have been a loyal patron for many years, we will go over your oral history and make sure that everything is in tip top shape. Give us a call soon and schedule your next exam, we look forward to working with you!
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7505 W. Deer Valley Rd, STE100, Peoria, AZ 85382-2107

Office Hours:
Monday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed