Dr. Damien Garcia and Dr. Lisa Gortari provide routine dental exams and cleanings to help keep your smile healthy. We recommend that you visit Oasis Family Dental for this preventive care every 6 months. If you have any questions about your dental exam and cleaning, or to make an appointment with our dentist in McAllen, Texas, please call us today at 956-661-1000.

The Importance of Dental Cleanings & Exams

Regular dental exams are an important part of preventive health care. During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and identify gum inflammation or bone loss. The dentist or hygienist will evaluate your risk of developing tooth decay and other oral health problems, as well as check your face, neck, and mouth for abnormalities. A dental exam might also include dental X-rays or other diagnostic procedures.

What to Expect during a Dental Exam

During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will likely discuss your diet and oral hygiene habits, and might demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques. Other topics for discussion during a dental exam might include:

  • Any medications you’re taking
  • Use of tobacco products
  • Consequences of tooth loss
  • Benefits of crowns, fixed bridges, or dental implants
  • Use of dentures
  • Cosmetic procedures

A dental exam also gives you the opportunity to ask questions about oral health, so that you can understand exactly what is happening in your mouth, and how to properly care for your smile.

We encourage you to call our office if you have any questions, and to schedule your next dental exam with Dr. Garcia or Dr. Gortari!