Improve Your Smile with Our Meridian Family Dentist and Our Thorough Exams and X-Rays

The best way to maintain healthy teeth and gums is with routine dental exams. Dr. Fred Stillings, your premier family dentist in Meridian ID, can provide exams and x-rays to keep your family smiling. 
Not only do routine exams and regular x-rays contribute to overall dental hygiene, they can help you avoid the expense of unexpected treatment for larger problems later on. The Academy of General Dentistry recommends that people of all ages have their teeth examined by a dental professional at least twice a year. This timeframe allows practitioners to catch most problems while still at an early, and treatable, stage. 
At your exam, Dr. Stillings will begin by examining your mouth visually. Various types of dental equipment, like mouth mirrors, high intensity lights, and other dental tools, allow the practitioner to look closely at your teeth and gums. This visual exam lets Dr. Stillings look for any cracks or decay on teeth, as well as any signs of periodontal disease in the gums and bone around the teeth.
We will also screen for oral cancer during the exam, checking the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any symptoms. Finally, Dr. Stillings will check on existing restorations; he'll ensure that any crowns, fillings, or other restorations are functional and healthy. 
In addition to the visual exam, our family dentist in Meridian ID will also take x-rays in order to diagnose any hidden problems, especially those residing below the gums. You may not need an x-ray at every appointment. Bitewing x-rays should be taken every 12 months. Panographic x-rays, which involve imaging around the entire head, are taken every 3-5 years. 
Ultimately, our goal as your family dentist in Meridian ID is to help you achieve and maintain a smile that you’re proud to show off. Through regular exams and x-rays, we ensure that your smile is both healthy and beautiful, giving you the confidence to share it with the world.
If you have any questions or you're ready to schedule your appointment with Dr. Stillings, call our office today at (208) 377-3206.
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