If you take care of your teeth at home and don’t have any pain in your teeth or gums, it can be easy to skip routine dental exams and check-ups. However, even if you don’t have any symptoms or signs of a dental issue, it is important to see the dentist twice per year for an oral exam. At Cannon Dental in Salt Lake City, UT, Dr. Cannon uses a combination of state-of-the-art technology and years of experience to detect dental issues at their earliest stages, often before you are even aware there is a problem.
Thorough dental exams for your oral health
A dental exam is a regular opportunity for us to check in with you on your overall oral wellness. During a routine exam, we:
- Conduct both a visual and, if needed, x-ray examination of your teeth, jawbone, and other oral tissues to ensure they are healthy and that no intervention is necessary
- Perform a comprehensive periodontal examination to check for signs of gum disease (called “gingivitis” in its early stages, or “periodontitis” when it is more advanced)
- Take the time to learn about your current hygiene practices and discuss ways you can optimize them for the best possible oral health
- Discuss any concerns you have about your teeth and gums or the appearance of your smile and talk about your treatment options
With regular check-ups and cleanings, you reduce your chance of developing dental issues such as cavities and periodontitis, but if they do develop, we can catch them at their early stages when they are easier to treat—which means less time in the dental chair and less money out of your wallet! We combine your dental exam with a routine professional cleaning so you can leave the office with a fresh, clean smile and confidence in your oral health for the next six months.
Compassionate, friendly dental care
If it has been a while since your last dental exam, we would love to welcome you to our dental family. Dr. Cannon provides non-judgmental, compassionate care and our entire team is dedicated to making you feel at home in our office. If you are located in the Salt Lake City, Bountiful, Halladay, West Valley, or surrounding communities, call Cannon Dental today at (801) 406-9985 to schedule your appointment.