There are a lot of components to the oral exam.
In addition to diagnosing cavities, the dentist performs a screening for gum disease and a cancer screening.
He looks for lesions all around your mouth and makes sure that everything looks healthy.
Sometimes he can even discover signs of diseases not related to the mouth but that have oral manifestations.
Research shows that more than 90% of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations, including swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth and excessive gum problems.
Don't take the dental exam for granted. Schedule yours today to keep your dental health and your overall health.
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