By: Giselle Martinez
Why is dental screening used?
It can help protect your oral health and well-being. It also gives your dentist a chance to provide tips on caring for your teeth and to detect any problems.
When should dental screening be done?
It is recommended for adults to schedule regular dental exams. Even if you don't have your natural teeth anymore it is recommended to consult your dentist for regular check-ups.
What are the normal results of a dental screening?
- no cavities
- lips and tongue should be soft and moist
- teeth should be white
What are the implications of abnormal results?
dental caries- (cavities or holes in teeth)
missing or excess teeth
gum and tissue problems- (bacterial, viral or fungal disease can cause swelling, redness or ulcers in mouth)