When it comes to taking care of your body, you and your family physician are partners. You do plenty of things to take care of yourself, like exercising and eating right. Your physician does his part, which usually consists of things you are not trained to do. These include prescriptions, exams, special tests, and more, all of which complement what you do at home. The same is true with dental health. You do what you should to take care of your teeth and gums, like brushing and flossing. Dr. Miller at our Roseville, CA dental office does his part as well. That means giving your teeth and gums a thorough dental cleanings and dental exams every six months.
Our new patient exam is very thorough. What a new patient can expect is that they will get a warm greeting and a tour of the office, a gift from us, because we feel like our patients are our guests and we try and treat them like we would a guest in our homes and we often provide a welcome gift for them. Then we are typically going to do a complete set of X-rays and a very thorough exam and explain what our findings are. What we generally hear from patients is, 'Wow, I've never had a dental exam that's been that thorough.'
Gum disease is the most common infection in the human body. The connection between gum disease and heart disease is well established. Dental cleanings can reduce the risk of heart disease throughout life.
No matter how diligent you are with your dental care, it’s impossible to keep your teeth professionally clean. Unless you have specialized training and dental tools, you still need to visit the dentist every six months to get rid of plaque, tartar, and more. You also need an exam to make sure there aren’t problems developing. The phrase “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly applies to routine checkups. Spotting problems early with regular dental exams and dental cleanings saves you time, pain, and money.
Dr. Miller is a highly trained holistic dentist in Roseville, CA. This means he will look for more than problems with your teeth. Our comprehensive examination includes reviewing your medical and dental histories as part of our risk assessment. We examine the head and neck as well as the jaw joints. If you are having any symptoms of bruxism or TMD, we record joint noises and function with our computerized Joint Vibrational Analysis (JVA) to permanently have a record of your TMJ health. We will check your dental bite (occlusion) and often record the timing and forces on your teeth during function with our T-SCAN analyzer. Then, we will perform a thorough oral cancer examination, screen for sleep apnea, and thoroughly examine the teeth and existing dental work including any necessary radiographs. Our DIAGNOdent laser system can even detect cavities too small to normally spot. We will also check for signs of gum disease, such as bleeding or tenderness.
If you are bringing your child in for their first visit, it will be a “fun visit.” Of course, Dr. Miller in Roseville, CA will examine your child’s teeth, but the team will go out of their way to help your child have fun here. That way, he or she is more likely to enjoy visiting the dentist’s office. Dr. Miller offers comprehensive pediatric dentistry treatments, so he can work with your children.
If you are an adult and this is your first visit, the first thing we will do is make sure all of the necessary paperwork is complete. You can always download and complete the new patient forms ahead of time. Once that’s taken care of, one of our registered dental assistants will give you a quick tour of our office and then take any necessary X-rays and intra-oral photos. Then Dr. Miller will examine your teeth, gums, and mouth. You’ll discuss the results with Dr. Miller, as well as any problems you’ve been having lately or what your dental goals might be. In the end, you and Dr. Miller will create a treatment plan that works for you.