The dentist or hygienist will talk to you about your recent medical history, examine your mouth and decide whether or not you need x-rays. Your dentist will evaluate your overall dental health and conduct an oral cancer screening at the time of each exam.
Regular dental visits help to prevent any major issues before they occur, when treatment is simpler and less expensive. Regular dental visits can also help to spot other medical conditions such as oral cancer. Keeping your mouth healthy is an essential part of good overall health!