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What Happens During a Regular Dental Visit?

Has it been a while since your last regular dental visit? If it’s been a few years, you might not remember what typically happens during a preventative appointment. But don’t worry. A regular dental exam is nothing to fear. We don’t want you to avoid scheduling an appointment just because you haven’t seen a dentist in a while. We are here for you, and we’ll make sure you are relaxed and comfortable during your visit.

At Brookview Dental, a regular dental visit includes a professional cleaning and polishing, x-rays, a comprehensive exam, and a conversation with one of our dentists about the status of your oral health. If problems are detected during your exam, we will talk with you about treatment options. The entire appointment lasts about an hour, and you’ll leave the office with healthier teeth, a treatment plan (if necessary), and a date/time for your next appointment.

Here’s how a regular dental visit typically goes at Brookview Dental:

Arrival at the Office. After you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a member of our front office staff who will welcome you to your appointment. You’ll be asked to complete or update paperwork if we do not already have current information on file.

Being Brought to Your Exam Room. After completing required paperwork, you’ll be brought to one of our exam rooms. On your way there, we’re happy to show you around the office so you can see how it’s organized.

Cleaning, Polishing, and X-Rays. In the exam room, your hygienist will spend a bit of time talking to you and getting to know you. You’ll be asked about your dental history and about any dental problems you are currently experiencing. Please make sure to tell your hygienist about any fears or apprehensions you may have. We do everything possible to make sure you are at ease. Your hygienist will take x-rays if they are necessary or if we do not have any in your file. You’ll also receive a professional teeth cleaning and polishing.

Seeing the Dentist. After your cleaning, polishing, and x-rays, you will meet your dentist. Rest assured that all the dentists at Brookview Dental are warm, friendly, and gentle. Your dentist will review your dental history, examine your mouth, and perform a comprehensive clinical exam. You will be checked for tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other potential problems. You can expect that your dentist will ask questions to learn as much as possible about the status of your dental health, as well as your goals for your teeth, gums, and overall smile.

Scheduling your next appointment. If treatment is recommended for a dental problem that was discovered during your exam, you will be asked to schedule a follow-up appointment. If no problems were found, you will have the opportunity to schedule your next regular exam, which is typically six months later.


Everybody’s teeth, gums, and mouth are unique. Therefore, the frequency of preventative dental visits can vary from one person to another. We look forward to meeting you and helping you feel good about visiting the dentist. Please call Brookview Dental today to schedule a regular dental exam. Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is important to your oral and your overall health.