At Blashford Dentistry in Carlisle, we recommend that certain procedures be performed at regular dental visits as part of your proper dental hygiene. This preventative dentistry prevents problems before they start, corrects routine problems before they worsen, and identifies serious oral health problems so they can be properly treated.
Regular dental exams are a crucial part of preventative dentistry because they allow us to address dental problems in their early stages, and to identify serious problems. Most people need an exam every six months, but we may recommend more frequent visits depending on your circumstances.
X-rays take pictures called radiographs that show us the interior of dental structures and tissues, like teeth, gums and bones. These allow our dentist to make a more thorough examination than is possible with the naked eye, and can help spot problems that would otherwise go undetected and untreated.