Patients tell us our exams are the most comprehensive they have ever had. We take these exams very seriously because they offer us the best opportunity to discover problems before they develop. And isn’t that preventive dentistry at its best – the kind that preserves your natural tooth structure? We think so! During these exams we look at both the outside and inside of your mouth. We’re on the lookout for muscle soreness or jaw popping that could indicate a problem with your TMJ, and document how your teeth fit together. We measure your gum pockets and check for infection, examine teeth for signs of wear or decay, and simply making sure everything looks healthy with proper development. Even kids can get involved in these dental exams, checking out their x-rays, talking about their hygiene habits, and learning all about their smiles.