Dental Exam

Modern Day Dental

Andrew Day, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Santa Clara, CA

Dental exams are the cornerstone of preventive dentistry care. At Modern Day Dental in Santa Clara, California, Andrew Day, DDS, provides gentle exams for people of all ages, which include teeth cleanings, X-rays, and oral cancer screenings. If you and your family are due for a dental exam, call Modern Day Dental to make an appointment today.

Dental Exam Q&A

Why do I need a dental exam?

Dental health problems, like gum disease and tooth decay, don’t cause noticeable symptoms in their early stages. A dental exam is the best way for Dr. Day to diagnose and treat a problem before it affects your health.

For example, Dr. Day can identify the early stages of gum disease during a routine dental exam and provide treatment and instructions for at-home care. Treating gingivitis early can prevent the disease from progressing and leading to pain and tooth loss.

At Modern Day Dental, Dr. Day provides comprehensive dental exams and cleanings for your whole family. In fact, he likes to schedule entire families to come in together whenever possible. 

In addition to dental exams, Dr. Day has four excellent hygienists on staff who provide gentle and thorough cleanings and focus on preventive care.

What happens during a dental exam?

Dr. Day and his team complete several steps during a comprehensive dental exam and cleaning appointment. They often begin by taking X-rays and using a state-of-the-art intraoral camera to take photos of your teeth.

Then, Dr. Day or a clinical team member checks your gums for signs of inflammation and disease. Dr. Day also reviews your X-rays and examines your teeth and gums. He also looks at your tongue, cheeks, and other soft tissue in your mouth for signs of oral cancer. 

Finally, one of the hygienists carefully scrapes away any plaque or tartar before polishing and flossing your teeth. You leave with fresh, shiny teeth.

Dr. Day can also make recommendations for other restorative or cosmetic treatments to enhance your dental health and smile.

How should I get my child ready for a dental exam?

Dr. Day and his team provide personalized pediatric dentistry services. They have a gentle approach that helps children develop positive associations with regular dental checkups so they can build good oral hygiene habits for life.

You can read books about going to the dentist with your children and answer their questions. You should also demonstrate good dental hygiene habits at home by brushing and flossing with your children and talking about your own dental appointments in a positive way.

Call Modern Day Dental today to schedule dental exam appointments for your whole family.