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 Samantha W W
Quick and professional, and I love the staff!
- Samantha W W
Patient Review by rita T
The dental hygienist was awesome. She made me feel very comfortable. The doctor was also amazing would highly recommend this place
- rita T
Patient Review by Haley M
So nice! Super friendly! Loved my experience.
- Haley M
Patient Review by Kevin H
Dr Weisner advised me to seek a specialist for my tongue issue and I just found out I have cancer. Thank you Dr Weisner for carrying and your advice
- Kevin H
Patient Review by Eric S
Will keep coming back
- Eric S
Patient Review by Kevin H
I would recommend this dental office to all looking for a great dental office.
- Kevin H
Patient Review by Nicolette R
Had an excellent experience. Clean and inviting office and friendly knowledgeable staff.
- Nicolette R
Patient Review by Tiffany W
Very friendly staff and they are genuinely concerned about how comfortable you are
- Tiffany W
Patient Review by Sheyanna A
I had a really pleasant experience. The doctor and staff were friendly and knowledgeable. They helped me make an educated decision about my teeth.
- Sheyanna A
Patient Review by Elly K
Cheyenne, who cleans my teeth is one of the best! She is so friendly, makes you feel comfortable while doing an excellent & careful job of cleaning my teeth. She. Answers all my questions & offers help in improving my hygiene!
- Elly K
Patient Review by Karla H
It was the best experience I have ever had at the Dentist. I don’t care to go to the Dentist. Your staff made me feel at ease and very comfortableXO
- Karla H
Patient Review by lana b
fast, sealants needed done day of checkup. no additional fees or scams, authentic
- lana b
Patient Review by addison b
fast, efficient, informative, referral given immediately.
- addison b
Patient Review by Channing T
Staff was very nice and welcoming.
- Channing T
Patient Review by Zdenek S
Very friendly! Great experience
- Zdenek S
Patient Review by Gary M
Very good explanation of upcoming procedure-cost, & involving me in decision making.
- Gary M
Patient Review by Keigan S
Awesome people to work with!
- Keigan S
Patient Review by Aubrie Z
I love that options are discussed openly, pros and cons are given for each option- and my opinion matters
- Aubrie Z
Patient Review by Brekka N
Very nice employees!
- Brekka N
Patient Review by Mary G
Every single person at Minot Dental Partners was wonderful! They were amazing with my son as well. We will definitely continue seeing them and will Recommend.
- Mary G