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How To Prepare For Your Upcoming Oral Exam

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Black woman smiling after dental exam at Elite Dental of Natick in Natick, MARegular dental visits are crucial for maintaining optimal oral health. While daily flossing and brushing are essential, certain oral conditions can only be identified through a comprehensive oral examination. Issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities require the expertise of a professional examination. Are you set for an upcoming oral exam? Here are some ways to prepare for it.

Brush and Floss Ahead of Time

Our team will assess the frequency of your tooth brushing and flossing based on the sensitivity of your gums and any signs of decay or dental cavities. While there may be limited adjustments you can make to the condition before your visit, brushing and flossing just before the appointment can assist our experts with a more accurate assessment. If you have any conditions like gum disease or cavities, you should be careful when brushing. We do not recommend brushing against the surfaces of affected gums and teeth as it could result in bleeding and some discomfort.

Avoid Energy Drinks and Coffee Before the Visit

It is a good idea to refrain from consuming energy drinks or coffee before your oral exam. Depending on the specific dental assessment, the exam duration can range from 30 minutes to an hour. The presence of caffeine in energy drinks and coffee may induce jitteriness, posing a challenge during the oral exam. Similarly, the acidic content in energy drinks can exacerbate the situation by contributing to tooth erosion. Energy drinks could also trigger staining, affecting your smile in the long run.

Tell Us What Is Bothering You

Prior to your visit, make a note of any dental concerns or discomfort you may be experiencing and communicate them during the oral exam. Our professionals will utilize this information to assess and identify any potential underlying conditions contributing to the discomfort. Many factors could cause discomfort in your mouth, and they include tooth sensitivity, gum recession, tooth decay, cavities, and tooth cracks, among others. Our team will carefully evaluate the condition and apply the necessary treatment during an oral exam. Make sure you reach out to our offices for more details on how to prepare for an oral exam.

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