Routine Exam Specialist

The Artistic Center for Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Santa Monica, CA

If it has been more than six months since your last routine exam at the dentist’s office, then it’s time to schedule an appointment. Regular visits help you stay on top of your oral health and prevent future health problems. Sanaz Khoubnazar, DMD, at The Artistic Center for Dentistry in Santa Monica, California, is an experienced dentist who performs comprehensive routine exams. To schedule a dental exam today, call The Artistic Center for Dentistry or use the online booking feature.

Routine Exam Q & A

What should I expect during a routine exam?

Routine dental exams are a vital part of maintaining the healthiest teeth and gums possible. Good dental health also improves your overall health.

During your exam, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and your gums evaluated for signs of periodontal disease, including tartar buildup that may extend below the gumline. Dr. Khoubnazar performs a careful evaluation of your teeth, checking for signs of decay visually, using special instruments, and with X-rays to look for issues that may exist below the gumline or inside your teeth. She also evaluates your jaw and bite.

Based on the results of your exam, Dr. Khoubnazar discusses any necessary care and develops a treatment plan based specifically on your needs. She'll also provide you with guidance and advice on how to care for your teeth so you can make sure you're doing all you can to keep your teeth and gums healthy between office visits.

Are X-rays safe?

Yes, Dr. Khoubnazar uses digital X-rays, an advanced X-ray technique designed to minimize your exposure to radiation. Digital X-rays are an important part of helping ensure you ward off disease that can lead to tooth loss and other issues. Depending on how often you see the dentist, you may not need to have X-rays at every visit.

How often do I need to see the dentist?

Both adult and pediatric patients should see the dentist every six months for the most effective preventive care. Seeing you twice a year provides Dr. Khoubnazar with the opportunity to look for early signs of disease or decay so they can be treated before they become more serious issues. Plus, it enables you to discuss concerns about your teeth and gums and learn about potential treatment options for all types of issues, including cosmetic concerns like staining, chips, or alignment issues.

Taking good care of your teeth not only improves your oral health, but your overall health as well, and is as important as your annual physical with your primary care physician. To schedule your routine dental exam today, call The Artistic Center for Dentistry or use the online booking feature.