Initial Oral Examination

Complete oral examinations to maintain healthy smiles in Alpharetta, GA

Great oral health starts with routine preventive care – both at home with regular brushing and flossing and at the dentist’s office for a professional cleaning and oral examination twice per year. With regular cleanings and exams, you can benefit from better oral health and reduced dental costs! At Alpharetta Smile Care, we love helping our patients keep their smiles healthy and dazzling and provide comprehensive preventive care services to patients in the Alpharetta, Milton, Canton, Cumming, Roswell, and surrounding GA communities.

Preventive dentistry for the whole family

At Alpharetta Smile Care, we provide routine dental exams and cleanings for patients of all ages. Even with great brushing and flossing habits, plaque and tartar can form on your teeth, where they serve as a breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria. Once hardened tartar has developed, it is impossible to remove with brushing alone. Our dental hygienists gently remove any plaque and tartar from your teeth and use a gritty toothpaste to polish them, which serves the dual purpose of giving your teeth a pearly white shine and reducing the surface area that bacteria and plaque can cling to. We finish your cleaning by flossing your teeth to remove any lingering debris or bacteria and then rinse your mouth with fresh water. In addition, we can perform preventive treatments as appropriate for your unique needs, such as fluoride or dental sealant application.

Why regular oral examinations are important

With today’s hectic schedules, it can be easy to skip or delay routine dental appointments, especially if you or your child are not feeling any pain or having other issues with your teeth and gums. However, many oral health issues are not noticeable until they have progressed to a more serious problem. It may seem counter-intuitive, but by visiting the dentist twice per year for your routine cleaning and examination, you can not only benefit from a healthier smile, but also save money and time by avoiding costly repairs and treatments. With a complete oral health examination twice per year, we can detect issues such as cavities and gum disease at an earlier stage, when they:

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  • Quicker and easier to treat
  • Take less time in the dental chair and less money out of your wallet
  • Less likely to have an impact on your long-term oral health

During your oral exam, Dr. Worful will visually inspect your teeth, gums, and other oral structures and use x-rays as needed to get a better understanding of what is occurring within your teeth and bone in the areas that are invisible to the naked eye. In addition, we will talk with you about any pain or other symptoms you may have been having and if needed, discuss your options for treatment if any issues are identified.

If you are due for your regular dental check-up and cleaning, give us a call at Alpharetta Smile Care today to schedule your appointment! (678) 762-1601.

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