Oral Exam and Cancer Screening
During a routine cleaning appointment you will have a complete oral exam and cancer screening. The dentist or hygienist will thoroughly evaluate the health of your mouth and perform a complete head and neck exam. We will look for signs of oral cancer and feel the area under your jaw, the sides of your neck, and the insides of your lips and cheeks, as well as examine the sides of your tongue and the roof and floor of your mouth. We will likely discuss your diet and oral hygiene habits and demonstrate proper home care techniques.
Regular dental exams help protect your oral and overall health. A dental exam gives your dentist a chance to provide tips on caring for your teeth and to detect any problems early — when they are most treatable.
Whether or not your children are patients here, we like to be sure that you are aware of the best preventative measures for them also.
Also see...Dental Cleaning