Brushing and flossing your teeth at home isn’t enough to maintain good oral health. We also recommend you schedule dental exams every six months so our Cascade and Michigan dentists can check for tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

We understand you have a busy schedule. However, routine oral examinations can help you avoid tooth pain and expensive dental procedures.

Benefits of Oral Examinations

Depending on what X-rays we took during your last visit, we may need to take new ones. For example, we need to do a panoramic X-ray every two to five years to check for bone abnormalities, impacted teeth, cysts, and other oral health issues. Dental X-rays help us understand what is happening beneath the surface so you can avoid problems in the future.

During your appointment, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about your oral health. Your dentist and hygienist will be more than happy to explain how you can achieve a beautiful healthy smile. During your appointment, we’ll do an oral cancer screening, check your bite and jaw, and make sure you understand your risk for cavities and gum disease.

Learn More

Our West Michigan preventive dentists offer oral examinations so we can keep an eye on your oral health. With five convenient West Michigan locations, we have the capability of handling all of your dental needs. Call MI Smiles Dental today at (616) 974-4990, or schedule your appointment online.