Dental Exam

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Stamford, CT

Dental Exam

It’s common knowledge that going to the dentist is important, but health statistics have shown that about 35% of adults aren’t getting regular dental exams. At Tatiana Barton, DDS, in Stamford, Connecticut, skilled dentist Tatiana Barton, DDS, understands the many factors that can keep people from pursuing their healthiest smiles and offers compassionate care in a comfortable environment to ensure their best experience. Call the office to schedule a dental exam for yourself or your child today, or book online.

Dental Exam Q&A

Why do I need a dental exam?

Prioritizing your dental exam is prioritizing yourself. Oral health is easy to overlook, but it’s integral to your overall wellness, and a dental exam is a great way for you to treat any problems or prevent future ones.

Regular dental exams can warn you of gum or tooth infections, diabetic complications, and even cancer. Taking time to visit the dentist now can stave off more challenging experiences in the future. Better still, achieving a healthy smile lets you engage with your other responsibilities with confidence.

Dr. Barton listens to you and gains a thorough understanding of your dental history so she can tailor all treatments to your needs. She specializes in beautiful smiles, so whether you want to know more about cosmetic or restorative dentistry options, she can help.

How long will my dental exam take?

Your dental exam can likely take less than an hour. It includes a visual examination and charting, an evaluation of your gum health, and a diagnosis and treatment recommendations if there’s anything that needs to be addressed. 

You can expect a gentle, thorough cleaning and flossing to remove any deposits of plaque or tartar. Plaque is sticky and hard to remove on your own, so having your teeth cleaned and polished by professionals can give you the clean feeling you’ve been looking for.

Your initial dental exam also includes detailed, panoramic X-rays of your teeth so you and Dr. Barton can get a clear image of your oral health.

How frequently should I have a dental exam?

Quality dental care takes time and effort but maybe not as much as some might think. With Dr. Barton supporting you in healthy oral hygiene habits, you only need to come in for a dental exam every six months. Once a year, she performs a wellness scan, complete with X-rays, so she can catch any issues early and give guidance on how to prevent them.

Routine dental exams serve as a strong foundation for your oral health. Call Tatiana Barton, DDS, or request an appointment online to set up a time for your dental exam.