Scheduling regular dental exams with Dr. Matz can help protect your oral health. At Arbor View Dental, we would like to see you at least twice a year, this helps Dr. Matz to provide advice on caring for your teeth and to be aware of any changes that are occurring. Exams also help him locate problems while they are still small and easier to treat. Ignoring problems is never to your benefit.
Your exam begins with a dental cleaning from our dental hygienist. With a clean mouth, Dr. Matz will check for gum inflammation, assess your risk of developing decay, examine possible bone loss, and any abnormalities. Dental examinations generally include:
Obtain information about your health, we need to know any medications you are taking, if you are diabetic, have heart disease or if you smoke.
Demonstrate hygiene techniques for brushing and flossing..
Evaluate prosthetics if you have them including dentures or bridges for adjustments.
Dr. Matz may ask personal questions including information about your diet, smoking, and other lifestyle habits that may affect your oral health. For more information contact our Portland office today for more information: (503) 465-4848