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Comprehensive Examination

Visit Artful Smiles Dental Studio for a Friendly and Comfortable Dental Examination

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As a new or returning patient at Artful Smiles, one of the first steps to be completed during your visit is a comprehensive dental examination. If you are already a patient with us, but your dental health hasn’t been examined for more than six months, then you will need to schedule an appointment with our office.

But don’t worry! The exam doesn’t take too long, and it allows us to get a closer look inside your mouth which will help find any stray cavities or other oral problems that may have been hiding from plain sight. Or maybe you’re good to go and you just need a routine cleaning! Regardless, when you visit our offices as a new patient, one of our friendly specialists will have you fill out a dental examination form citing the details and overall health of your mouth.

Dental Examinations Can Identify Health Issues

During your dental appointment, we look for a wide range of things that could be affecting your overall health. You’d be surprised to know how many problems a single bad tooth can cause to the rest of your body if left untreated. Not only can we help in preventing certain diseases, there are many that can be spotted by a dentist as well. Conditions such as:

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  • Diabetes
  • Sinus problems
  • Gum and bone diseases
  • Immune abnormalities
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Blood pressure issues

During your exam, we take digital x-rays and inspect the alignment of your teeth for any chewing problems, crowded or spaced teeth, examination of your lips and lymph nodes for any noted abnormalities, and of course, we check for cavities. All of these things will be done during your dental examination and marked on your dental examination form for your patient record.

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