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 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
Patient Review by Kyndell S
Best service I’ve ever had. Everyone was so nice and explained each step to me so I was aware of what was happening at all times!
- Kyndell S
Patient Review by Cherilyn B
Seem like good honest folks!
- Cherilyn B
Patient Review by Kristine W
Staff were friendly and the service was great
- Kristine W
Patient Review by Joanna S
Everyone is friendly and accommodating.
- Joanna S
Patient Review by Reagen S
I was happy with my visit. They found my issues and set up a plan to correct them. See you in November.
- Reagen S
Patient Review by Zachary S
Great 1st visit. Looking forward to getting the work done and not having to worry about my dental health now.
- Zachary S
Patient Review by Bianca H
The overall staff was very friendly and polite. I felt like I was well taken care of and the doctor and hygienist took their time in caring for me. Definitely will be back. Thank you.
- Bianca H
Patient Review by Danielle H. H
I am terrified of going to the dentist and hadn't had a cleaning done in years. The whole staff were very kind and patient towards me and my fear of dentists. I will definitely use Minot Dental Partners in the future and will recommend to my friends!
- Danielle H. H
Patient Review by Nicholas E
Was a great experience. They were able to get me in quickly to help with a problem I’d been having. Very friendly staff who explained everything throughout the process.
- Nicholas E
Patient Review by Paige W
Awesome experience. Took their time and were so courteous.
- Paige W
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