Dental Exams and Check-Ups • Minot
How Important is Oral Hygiene?
Oral hygiene is necessary for eliminating bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria builds to form plaque that can harden and lead to long-term ailments such as gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, and periodontal disease if it is not removed. A good dental care routine and regular check ups will keep your mouth healthy and prevent inflammation, infection, decay, and tooth loss.
Why Get a Dental Exam?
Dental exams give us the opportunity to evaluate your current methods of dental care and provide suggestions for future care in order to protect you from complications such as cavities and gum disease. They also allow us to detect problems early so they can be fixed quickly and easily.
How Often Should You Get a Dental Exam?
Dental exams should generally take place every six months. However, consult with our team to decide how often you should be examined, for we may suggest that you visit more frequently based on factors such as smoking, frequency of cavities, and genetic susceptibility to tooth and root decay as well as gum disease.
What Can I Expect From a Dental Exam?
At a typical dental exam, our team will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any surface stains or deposits, called tartar or calculus, that are more difficult to remove than plaque and require the assistance of professional dental instruments. We will also check for signs of decay or gum disease. An X-ray may be performed to provide a more detailed summary of your oral health and to more closely identify any problems. We will ask you questions about your current methods of dental care, such as how often you brush your teeth, and floss, as well as whether you use a toothpaste with fluoride. With this information in mind, we will demonstrate proper dental care and provide suggestions on how to improve your habits to promote optimal oral health.
How Can You Prepare For a Dental Exam?
The best way to prepare for a dental exam is to practice good dental care. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day is recommended. Be sure to clean your teeth before you arrive at your appointment. Our team will be cleaning your teeth for you, but it is helpful to remove food and plaque beforehand so we can focus on the more difficult-to-clean areas. You also want to make sure you are prepared to share pertinent information such as your medical history, insurance coverage and current dental care methods with us. Don’t be embarrassed to be honest about your oral health habits – our team is not here to judge you, but to work with you to improve your habits and ensure dental health! Lastly, be prepared to schedule a follow-up appointment or future check-up at the end of your dental exam.
Patient Reviews: Dental Exam & Check Up
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Minot Dental Partners
Patient Review by Cheryl D
Very professional staff from phone, front desk, rad tech, dental asst and dentist. Was explained very clear on where we go from here. I will definitely recommend to others. Word of mouth and a good experience are the two best things I can do for you. Thank you for a great experience.
- Cheryl D
Patient Review by Kris W
Great Dental clinic. Highly recommend Minot Dental Partners.
- Kris W
Patient Review by Makayla R
Best dental office in minot! This is now my go to place and will recommend to everyone
- Makayla R
Patient Review by Mark H
Very pleased with reception and service received.
- Mark H
Patient Review by Wendy L
Professional and thorough with explaining procedures.
- Wendy L
Patient Review by Karen E
Everyone was friendly & very easy to work with. They made sure to set me at ease, due to early life trauma which has caused fear of dentistry. (This appt was for consult to upcoming soft tissue graft)
- Karen E
Patient Review by Kristi A
Staff is extremely friendly and very helpful. Dr. Weisner explained and answered my questions. Very professional!
- Kristi A
Patient Review by Aubrie Z
I didn’t know how painless going to the dentist could be until I switched to minot dental partners.
- Aubrie Z
Patient Review by Aaron B
Great staff, didn’t have to wait weeks for an appointment.
- Aaron B
Patient Review by Ty L
I have a plan now for a healthy mouth.
- Ty L
Patient Review by Bruna S
The teamwork are very helpful. They will answer all questions and concerns you might have it. The front desk makes you very welcome. They did a great job on my teeth.
- Bruna S
Patient Review by Eric S
Friendly people and great service
- Eric S
Patient Review by Kayla L L
Great staff, fun and clean place!
- Kayla L L
Patient Review by Elizabeth B
I was blessed to have encountered Minot Dental Partners and for 3 years they have been amazing at improving my oral hygiene with tip and tricks that I now pass on to my kids. The staff is friendly and greets you the minute you walk through the door with a smile and by name. I could not have asked for better treatment and I say wholeheartedly, Minot Dental Partners is the best dental office in town, hands down!
- Elizabeth B
Patient Review by MICHAEL H
I appreciate the skills and knowledge of Minot Dental Partners staff.
- MICHAEL H
Patient Review by Christian S
Awesome staff and doctors!
- Christian S
Patient Review by Chelsey M
I’ve been with minot dental for a few years now and it’s the best experience I’ve had with a dental office. Always friendly and welcoming. I was so embarrassed about my teeth and they didn’t make me feel awful for it. They were understanding and so helpful, they fixed what needed to be done without judgment. 100% recommend switching dentists if your questioning yours.
- Chelsey M
Patient Review by Joseph H
I very much enjoyed how friendly the staff were!
- Joseph H
Patient Review by Mikayla D
My first visit was pleasant. I had my newborn daughter with me and they were very accommodating. The atmosphere and demeanor of the staff make me want to come back for future visits.
- Mikayla D