Are you doing your best to preserve your dental health? Brushing and flossing and monitoring your diet are important, but there is more to dental health maintenance than that. It is just as important to visit Dr. Steven Marek here at our Joliet dental practice for annual oral exams. At Dr. Marek’s office, we truly believe that visiting us for regular dental exams and cleanings are crucial when it comes to maintaining your oral health and hygiene, as well as preventing some of the most common dental issues like tooth decay and periodontal disease.
During your annual oral exam, Dr. Marek will first perform a thorough physical examination of your teeth, your gums, and the additional surrounding structures of your mouth. He will check for signs of decay, gum disease, and other problems that might need to be addressed. We also often use dental x-rays during oral exams at our Joliet dental practice, because x-ray technology allows us to catch smaller problems or developments that may not have been completely visible to the naked eye. X-rays also allow Dr. Marek to easily and visually point out problem areas to you in a way that is easier for you to understand as a patient. We also recommend that you get a professional dental cleaning when you come in for your annual oral exam at our Joliet dental practice. Professional cleanings use techniques that work to remove built up bacteria and other substances that brushing and home cannot manage to do alone. At the conclusion of your annual oral exam and cleaning, the experts at our Joliet dental practice can then make personalized recommendations regarding treatment or your oral hygiene regimen if needed. The entire exam is usually completed within an hour or so, and is well worth the security of knowing that you are doing all you can to keep your teeth and mouth healthy and clean.
If you are looking for more information about yearly dental exams or any of the other important services available to you at our Joliet dental practice, we encourage you to visit Dr. Marek’s main website to browse through some additional information that could be useful to you. Should you have any questions or concerns, or if you are ready to book your next appointment, please feel free to reach out to our staff here at your soonest convenience.