Routine dental exams are one of the most important steps you can take to prevent serious oral health issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Regularly visiting the dentist can even help catch life-threatening ailments such as oral cancer.
During every dental exam at our Idaho Falls, ID, practice, Dr. Mark Tall will perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health. He will look at individual teeth, your overall dental alignment, and your soft tissues. At Sandcreek Dental, our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including x-rays and 3-D imaging, that allow Dr. Tall to more accurately identify and diagnose health concerns. Patients can thus maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come.
Oral health problems are easier to treat when they are caught early on. That is why regularly visiting the dentist is essential. During an exam, we can uncover signs of cavities and gum disease before you experience any symptoms. By preventing extensive damage, we strive to eliminate the need for in-depth restorative care, including root canal therapy, tooth extractions, or implants. Furthermore, an early diagnosis of oral cancer can save your life.
The basic biannual dental checkup usually involves several steps:
Depending on the results of your exam, the doctor may suggest a number of potential treatments or simple at-home care options to restore your oral health.
While professional dental care can have a huge impact on your oral health, a dental team cannot do all of the work alone. Patients must also commit to a daily hygiene to maintain their smiles. If you are suffering from cavities or other concerns, we can provide tips to improve your routine and prevent additional problems. For example, we may teach you more effective methods for flossing, special types of toothbrushes, or mouthwashes that more effectively eliminate bad breath.
Neglecting your dental visits can be disastrous for your smile. Contact our office online to schedule your routine exam or call (208) 525-4780 to set up an appointment.