A dental examination consists of verifying the state of the teeth and oral structures by the dentist, and making sure that they are in good health. An examination every six months is essential to keep the teeth healthy for life.

What the dentist can detect during a dental examination

According to the Canadian dental association, the dentist can detect the following problems:

Taking x-rays

During the first dental visit it is recommended to take x-rays to complete the examination. This consists of taking many x-rays of different areas where there are teeth, and also a panoramic x-ray showing the teeth and different structures of the jaws. Subsequent x-rays can be taken at the recall visits to ensure that the teeth are in good shape.

The x-rays in the dental office are well secure because very little amounts of radiation are used.


  1. The dental exam (Canadian Dental Association).
  2. Dental exam (Mayo Clinic).
  3. The Dental Checkup (Everyday Health).

The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be taken before consulting a health care professional.

The masculine gender may have been more used in the article, but without prejudice, to make reading easier.

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