Dental Exams in Anaheim, CA

Get regular dental exams at First Dental Care

Preventive care is essential to keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Dr. Douglas Kim will thouroughly examine your teeth and gums and give you treatment recommendations when necessary. If you’re a patient in Anaheim or surrounding areas, call our office at (714) 527-5656 to schedule a dental exam.

Dental exams offered at First Dental Care to help maintain oral health and detect problems early

Why are dental exams so important?

Even if you take good care of your teeth and gums at home, you still need to see a dentist regularly. Your dentist can check for problems that you might not know exist.  A dental exam allows your dentist to detect any problems early when they are easiest to treat and monitor the progression of dental issues.

How often should I see my dentist?

Two dentist visits a year are recommended for most patients. Your dentist may request to see you more often if you have ongoing oral health problems. Seeing your dentist every 6 months allows him/her to:

  • Find early signs of decay (you won’t know that decay is in its advanced stages until it becomes visible or cause pain)
  • Check for problems that you might not see or feel
  • Treat other oral health problems

What can I expect from a dental exam?

Both your dentist and hygienist will see you during your checkup. During your exam, an X-ray may be performed to provide a detailed summary of your oral health and detect any problems. Any findings will be discussed by your dentist. The hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any surface stains. He/she will also give you tips on how to care for your teeth. After the dental cleaning treatment, your dentist will evaluate your oral health (check for signs of decay and gum disease) and make treatment recommendations if necessary.

What should I do between dental visits?

It is important to take good care of your teeth and gums between regular dental visits. Doing so helps prevent cavities and other oral health problems from worsening. Here are some tips on practicing good oral care at home:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day and use fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss daily to remove any food and plaque between your teeth and gum line. Use a mouthwash to help control plaque.
  • Use a mouthwash to help control plaque bacteria.

Need to schedule a dental exam in Anaheim, CA? Call us at (714) 527-5656 to book your appointment. Let’s work together to take care of your oral health!

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