Dental Exam in Pearland, TX

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About Dental Exams

At Made Ya Smile, our experienced team of dental professionals believes that a person's overall health and their oral health are intertwined: To be completely healthy, you must have a healthy smile. Your dental wellness can greatly impact the simple actions you perform every day, such as eating and speaking. By staying on top of your dental health, you can prevent or detect early on a range of issues, like periodontal disease, oral cancer, TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder), tooth decay, and more. One way to ensure that your mouth is in its best condition is to attend your annual dental examinations at our premier location in Pearland, TX. During your comprehensive dental exam, our team will work with you one-on-one and listen to your concerns. From there, we will take digital images of your mouth (impressions and x-rays) and your dentist will personally assess your teeth, gums, and jawbone, as well as search for any underlying issues. We believe that high-quality dental care should be accessible to every man, woman, teen, and child. We invite you to schedule your or your family's yearly dental examination at Made Ya Smile in Pearland, TX today.

Oral Cancer Screening

With each passing year, over 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer. When it comes to this condition, early detection can often be key to receiving effective treatment. This is why we take special care to look for any signs and symptoms that could indicate the presence of oral cancer or during your yearly dental examination. Our knowledgeable team at Made Ya Smile are highly experienced in the diagnosis and management of a range of oral cancers. When performing your comprehensive exam, we will assess your entire mouth and take note of anything that appears abnormal. Our skilled dentists take special care to examine the tongue, throat, lips, cheeks, hard and soft palates, and the floor of the mouth to assess any cancerous or precancerous signals. If anything indicative of oral cancer is found, you may receive a biopsy or a referral to a specialist to decide if further measures should be taken.

Who Should Have a Dental Exam?

Everybody can benefit from receiving a comprehensive dental evaluation once a year. In fact, the American Dental Association recommends that children attend their first dental visit around the time they turn a year old. For your child's first dental examination, our dentists will look for signs of baby bottle tooth decay and provide you with tips on how to keep your child's teeth and gums healthy as their mouth continues to develop over the coming years. For an adolescent or adult dental examination, we often check for common dental problems, such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, misaligned bites, and evaluate the condition of any restorations (like fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges, etc.) to determine if they require replacement. Because some dental issues can go undetected, it's important to come in for your comprehensive dental exam once every year. If a problem is detected early, you may be able to avoid extensive treatment later down the line.

How Is A Dental Exam Performed?

To begin your annual dental examination, a member of our team will go over your medical history and ask about any dental concerns, changes to your health, or medications you take that could be impacting your oral wellness. Following this, we will take low-radiation digital x-rays and digital impressions of your teeth to get a comprehensive view of your mouth as a whole. These x-rays may be able to detect any hidden decay, cysts, abscesses, or signs of periodontal disease. Once your scans have been taken, one of our experienced dentists will perform a physical assessment of your teeth, jaw, gums, and jaw joints to look for any underlying issues, such as periodontal disease or infection. Once your exam is complete, we will go over our findings with you. If any treatment is needed, this will be discussed and planned accordingly. Your oral health is our top priority, so we will make the suggestions necessary so that your overall wellness is maintained.

How Often Should I Get A Dental Exam?

In order to maintain or improve your oral health, you should continue to attend your bi-annual professional cleanings and annual dental examinations. Often, your comprehensive exam will be performed during the same visit as one of your dental cleanings. If any issues were detected during your examination, a treatment plan will be developed and put in motion to restore your dental health and address any issues that exist. Throughout the year, you should keep up a consistent at-home dental routine that involves brushing and flossing. Our team can give you tips on how to clean your teeth effectively so that plaque, tartar, and bacteria can be expelled.

Will My Insurance Cover A Dental Exam?

Because they are a preventive measure, your yearly dental examinations will usually be covered in full by your insurance, as well as your x-rays. For those who do not have insurance, or for those who have any out-of-pocket costs, Made Ya Smile in Pearland, TX accepts a wide range of payments. We also proudly offer our own in-house financing system, and we accept medical financing through CareCredit®. To learn about the insurance providers we accept, contact our office and speak to a member of our financial team.

Schedule Your Annual Dental Exam

When it comes to your oral health, staying on the leading edge of your dental care is important. To ensure that your teeth, gums, jawbones, and jaw joints are as healthy as they can be, schedule your comprehensive dental examination at Made Ya Smile in Pearland, TX. Our experienced team of dental professionals will work with you or a member of your family to detect and treat any underlying issues ranging from tooth decay to periodontal disease.

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