307 Grafton St #203, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

The Time Has Come For A Dental Checkup

If you haven’t had a dental checkup visit in over six months, then the time has definitely come for a dental exam. When we take a look at your smile with advanced technology, we can identify possible risks in the earliest stages, before you experience discomfort! In today’s blog, your Shrewsbury, MA, dentist is talking about our dental checkups.

Why We Need Dental Checkups

Serious oral health issues take time to develop, which is why checking in with your dentist every six months is such a great idea. We have a much higher chance of catching the problem in the earliest stages, often before you develop painful symptoms. We then protect the health and function of your smile, and by preventing serious decay and tooth loss, the beauty of your smile too. We recommend one twice a year for everyone ages two and up.

The Advanced Technologies We Employ

Our team offers a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, and to do so we will use advanced technology. For example, intraoral cameras allow us to carefully examine the surfaces of your teeth and gums. We also have digital x-rays, so we can examine the interior of the teeth, as well as the roots, jaw, and oral structures, with precision. Digital x-rays use 90% less radiation, and the images are available instantly chairside, no waiting for development. We can walk you through the diagnostic process so you have a better understanding of what is happening with your smile, and what treatments you may need.

Oral Cancer Screenings

In addition to looking for common issues like tooth decay and gum disease, we will also screen for oral cancer. The earlier the disease is caught, the more likely you are to make a full recovery. We will look for common signs of trouble, like areas with red and white splotches, lumps, rough patches, and lesions. If you encounter soreness or discomfort in your gums, lips, cheeks, and throat that doesn’t abate after a week, let us know so we can conduct a thorough screening.


We also clean the teeth in the same visit! A dental cleaning involves removing all plaque and tartar from the teeth, a process that lowers the risk of bad breath, teeth stains, tooth decay, and even periodontal issues. If you have any questions about your dental exam, or if you would like to schedule one, then contact our team today to learn more.

Speak With Your Shrewsbury/Grafton, MA Dentist’s Office About Your Next Dental Exam

We would love to help you start summer with a healthy and beautiful smile. If you would like to find out more about our preventive treatment options, please reach out to Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury at (508) 842-8838.