What Can a Dental Exam Reveal About Your Oral Health?

By: Dr. Joanna Claustro


Scheduling a routine dental exam with Dr. Joanna Claustro is a quick, easy, and effective way to take control of your oral health. A yearly dental exam can reveal just about everything, from the health of various dental tissues and structures, to developing problems or diseases, and the presence of conditions like gum disease.

Plus, there's almost no better way to enjoy potential long-term oral wellness and to beautify your smile. So, get in touch today to set up an appointment at Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates in Ashburn, VA.

What can I expect during my dental exam?

The past can be just as important as the present and future in terms of health and daily comfort, so we begin your yearly exam by reviewing your dental record. Knowing about any existing conditions allows us to customize the most efficient treatment plan possible for your long-term optimal outcome.

An exam is also a fantastic opportunity to discuss your current status and how you feel about your oral health, and to provide personalized tips for proper hygiene practices. Our experienced team can tailor a health plan based on your unique needs as well as your likes and dislikes because such a plan is always more effective when it's easier to follow.

During certain visits, we can also get a more in-depth look at your status using state-of-the-art imaging techniques, including computerized x-rays. By wholly scanning the mouth, these digital x-rays offer an unprecedented and comprehensive look at the various dental tissues, structures, and joints, and how well they work together. Plus, these images will form the basis of your upcoming visits, as we'll be able to track your progress or dental development over time.

What can a dental exam reveal about my oral health?

Among the most vital aspects of a dental exam is the ability to tease out any issues and fix them in a timely manner. Prompt treatment is typically advantageous and can save you time, pain, money, and hassle. Especially since some conditions may not be obvious in their early stages. Including the common gingivitis, or gum disease, which can advance invisibly and cause many troubles, such as infection, decay, and gum recession. We can also detect any dental trauma, whether caused by injury or by the inevitable wear and tear of everyday living. Plus, we can screen for various disorders or diseases, including oral cancer.

But a dental exam isn't only about detecting potential problems or planning treatments for existing issues. A dental exam can also give you the peace of mind of knowing that you're receiving compassionate, detail-attentive care.

Additionally, we can check on past work to see how a filling or a dental fixture is holding up: is it allowing you the improved functionality you desire? Is it comfortable? Do you have any concerns or questions? We can address all these possibilities and take the appropriate action when we see you for a routine dental exam.

Protect your oral health and smile with a routine dental exam

One of the best ways to protect your oral health in Ashburn, VA is to see us for routine dental exams. At Joanna Claustro DMD & Associates, we use the most modern, comprehensive techniques to evaluate your oral health and create an optimized wellness plan for your specific needs. And you can set up a dental exam with Dr. Joanna Claustro by contacting us today.

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