Dental Exam

We provide comprehensive dental exams to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Call Cute Smile Dental today to schedule yours!

Your oral health contributes to your overall health and well-being. The best way to ensure you have a beautiful smile, healthy teeth and gums is to schedule a dental exam with a skilled dentist.

Cute Smile Dental offers thorough dental examinations to patients in and around Tarzana, CA. We use the latest industry technology and equipment to evaluate our patients’ oral health and provide the necessary dental treatment to keep them smiling brightly.

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What Is a Dental Exam?

A comprehensive dental exam is a thorough assessment of your teeth and gums. The service is essential for your oral health because it helps identify problems in their early stages. Without a dental checkup, problems like cavities or gingivitis could develop into serious issues like tooth decay and periodontitis.

When Should You Book a Dental Checkup?

We recommend calling us for a dental exam every six months, which is the general guideline for oral checkups. However, depending on your oral health needs and treatment, we may recommend a customized dental care plan.

Call Cute Smile Dental to Book Your Next Dental Exam

Residents in Tarzana, CA, and the surrounding areas can count on quality dental care from Cute Smile Dental. When you’re ready to schedule a dental exam, call us at 818-776-1236.

Why Are Routine Dental Exams Necessary?

Some dental problems aren’t noticeable until they become painful. As a result, many people in Tarzana don’t visit the dentist unless they have an emergency. However, the Cute Smile Dental professionals can detect oral health issues and abnormalities during a dental exam that would otherwise develop into serious problems or require invasive treatments. 

At Cute Smile Dental, we use a combination of visual examinations and diagnostic oral X-rays to detect problems like:

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What Can You Expect from a Dental Exam?

During your visit, you can expect the following to take place.

Our dentist will begin the exam by learning your medical history. You might answer questions relating to current medical treatments for any health problem you have, including medications. Other common questions for medical history intake include details about any allergies you have, previous dental procedures, and past surgeries. 

The dentist may also need to know about some of your habits that could influence your dental treatment. For instance, you may answer questions about smoking and drinking. All the information you provide helps our dentists create an effective treatment plan.

During the visual exam, your Cute Smile Dental professional will thoroughly examine your mouth, teeth, and gums. They may use tools to examine your entire mouth, including the fronts and backs of your teeth. However, they can only view the deep areas of your teeth and jaw bone through digital imaging, like an X-ray. 

The visual examination and X-rays help our dentists detect early signs of oral and dental problems, including those that aren’t obvious with a visual inspection. We also conduct an oral cancer screening during our dental exams to help our patients get an early diagnosis and immediate treatment if necessary.

Every dental exam ends with teeth cleaning. Our skilled dental hygienists use specialized tools to remove the sticky plaque from your teeth.

If plaque remains on your teeth for a long time, it can become calculus or tartar that hardens and sticks to teeth above and below the gum line. We have special dental instruments capable of removing the tartar, which is part of the deep cleaning procedure usually diagnosed at the time of the dental exam. After cleaning the teeth, the hygienist will polish your teeth to remove stains and remaining traces of plaque.

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