Comprehensive Dental Exams in Fort Collins, CO
Comprehensive exams and dental cleanings are a staple preventive service within dentistry, and we recommend that every patient schedule routine cleanings and exams regardless of how well they take care of their teeth and gums at home. Our team at Caring Smiles offers general dentistry in Fort Collins that consists of a wide range of services, including gentle dental exams and cleanings. To schedule your next appointment with our team, please call our office or use our virtual contact form to send us a message.
Why would I need a comprehensive dental exam?
While you may not be experiencing any dental pain or discomfort, that doesn’t necessarily mean that nothing is wrong. Regular, thorough dental exams that are performed by a dental professional can uncover a variety of potential dental issues. Anything that can’t be seen by the naked eye can usually be diagnosed with regular dental X-rays. Routine dentist appointments usually include dental cleanings as well, which helps remove built-up plaque and reduces a patients’ risk for developing tooth decay and gum disease.
How many times should I get a dental exam per year?
We recommend scheduling biannual appointments with our team, or coming in at least twice per year for a regular dental exam and cleaning. For patients who have periodontal disease or other dental problems, we may recommend scheduling appointments with our team three or four times per year. After your first dental exam with us, we will be able to offer specific advice, and you are welcome to ask our team how many routine visits you should be scheduling per year.
Are comprehensive dental exams covered by insurance?
Routine dental cleanings and exams are 100% covered by dental insurance. We always recommend that patients with dental insurance take advantage of their covered benefits to reduce their chance of needing expensive and time-consuming restorative treatments down the road. We also accept cash, check, debit and credit, and flexible payment plans through CareCredit® and Lending Club. For more information about financing your next comprehensive dental exam, please visit our financial page or give our office a call.