When was the last time you visited the dentist? If it has been a while, schedule a dental exam with Robert C. Brei, DDS. Scheduling regular dental exams is important for protecting your teeth and gums from damage and illness. Prepare for your appointment by learning what to expect from your visit.

Questions About Your Dental Habits

Your dental exam will likely start with a few questions about your dental habits. Your dentist will ask you about your brushing and flossing habits to determine how you care for your teeth and gums. During this time, you can bring up any concerns you may have so your dentist can investigate them and provide a professional opinion.

Inspection of Your Teeth and Gums

Once you are comfortably seated and placed with a napkin, the dentist will start inspecting your teeth and gums. Your dentist will use his hands and various tools to get a good look at each tooth, your tongue, and the surrounding gum tissue. This inspection allows your dentist to spot signs of tooth decay, cavities, and illnesses such as oral cancer.

Simple Cleaning and Instruction

Cleanings are common parts of dental exams. Even with regular brushing and flossing, it can be difficult to remove all debris from your teeth and gums. Your dentist can use special tools to get to those hard-to-reach places and provide a deeper cleaning. During your appointment, your dentist may also suggest cleaning tips to try at home.

Discussion About Future Appointments

If your dentist finds any signs of dental problems, he may want to take X-rays to get a better look at the situation. Otherwise, your dentist will likely make a few suggestions about your oral care routine and recommend that you schedule another appointment in approximately six months.

The Tucson dental clinic of Robert C. Brei, DDS can help you protect your teeth and gum. Discover our dental services by taking a look at our website. Get more information or find an appointment time by giving us a call at (520) 325-9000.