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Gainesville, FL Oral Exams & General Dentistry

What to Expect During an Oral Exam

Whatever the status of your dental health, at Van Dyke General & Implant Dentistry, making you comfortable and knowledgeable about your smile is our goal. Let us help you establish a strong foundation in oral hygienic habits with our friendly and capable staff.

Studies maintain that seeing a dentist twice a year has an enormous impact on overall health and self-esteem.

During an initial oral exam visit, expect to be treated ethically and professionally while our staff listens to your concerns and assesses your needs.

For some patients, first time or otherwise, it may be necessary to obtain X-rays, but this only helps our dentists to help you. By attaining updated X-ray files, we can fully understand your oral needs and accommodate you to the best of our abilities. You will receive a thorough cleaning from a licensed dental hygienist. From there, we will check for cavities, tooth decay, evaluate your risk for gum disease, and discuss any concerns we may have with you. Some of these concerns may be adjusting dental hygiene practices, diet, and other oral care. Our staff places immense value on educating our patients on the importance of good dental hygiene and will demonstrate such practices during your visit.

5 Benefits of an Oral Exam

5. Saves money in the long run through prevention.

Avoid costly visits to your dentist for dental procedures.

1. Prevents cavities.

Stop cavities before they turn into a major problem.

2. Stops tooth loss.

Ensure teeth are healthy so they don't rot away.

3. Brightens your smile.

Improve the appearance of your teeth and overall smile.

4. Freshens breath.

Leave your breath smelling fresh and clean.

Gentle Oral Exams in Gainesville, FL

Contact Your Gainesville Dentist

In some cases, more in-depth care may be needed, such as the skills of an oral surgeon. In such cases, our office staff is more than capable of meeting and exceeding these needs.

If your family’s needs require a pediatric dentist, look no further than Van Dyke General & Implant Dentistry. Establishing healthy habits early during formative years is critical in maintaining a healthy smile for many years to come. Early education and diligent care has been very effective in the prevention of tooth decay and periodontal disease.

As our patient, you can expect and appreciate a gentle dental approach with a focus on patients who have sensitive teeth and/or gums. This also includes any needs for an emergency dentist that may occur. These include, but aren’t limited to: a broken or chipped tooth, lost filling, an abscessed tooth, or a broken braces bracket.

At Van Dyke General & Implant Dentistry, our dentists are eager to serve your needs as your Gainesville dentist; establishing healthy partnerships with our patients for healthy smiles, for years to come.

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