Refine Dental Care

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Dental Exam & Cleaning

Creating a healthy, confident smile for life is our mission and we are glad you have taken the first step. We recommend you make a dentist appointment twice a year to ensure optimal oral health. 

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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings are a precautionary measure to detect early signs of cancer in the mouth, using visual and tactile examinations to identify any unusual sores or discolored areas.

Your Comprehensive Exam

As a new patient, you will first see the dentist for a comprehensive exam. The dentist will discuss your health history and any concerns you may have. This is a great time to let us know if you are anxious about your appointment. Your comfort is a priority and we will work to make your appointment as smooth and comfortable as possible. 

This initial exam will take about an hour and is important so your dental team can identify any issues like gum disease or cavities. During this visit, you will have a cleaning, unless there is a more urgent issue that should be addressed. 

Your dentist will review your x-rays and complete an oral cancer screening. Based on your exam, your dentist will develop a personalized treatment plan and discuss options with you. 

Oral hygiene instructions and tips for caring for your teeth and preventing gum disease as well as other recommendations, will be reviewed as this appointment. 

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How often should You go to the Dentist?

Regular dental visits, typically every six months, are crucial for maintaining oral health and early detection of problems. These appointments allow for manageable and affordable issue resolution. Additionally, dentists can spot signs of certain diseases, making them key players in your overall healthcare.

What is Oral Cancer?

One of the issues your dentist is always on the lookout for is small oral spots or sores that you most likely aren’t aware of. These spots could be oral cancer.

People who smoke and drink alcohol have a higher chance of oral cancer, but anyone can be at risk. Early detection is critical and can it can even save lives. At Refine Dental Care, an oral cancer screening is performed at each check-up visit. The soft tissue of your mouth including the palate, tongue, gums and the surrounding mucosa area all examined for any lesions and palpated for irregular bumps or lumps.

Your dentist may recommend a biopsy for any lesions. A biopsy for oral cancer can lead to successful treatment, especially when detected and addressed early.

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People who smoke and drink alcohol have a higher chance of oral cancer, but anyone can be at risk. Early detection is critical and can it can even save lives. At Refine Dental Care, an oral cancer screening is performed at each check-up visit. The soft tissue of your mouth including the palate, tongue, gums and the surrounding mucosa area all examined for any lesions and palpated for irregular bumps or lumps.

Your dentist may recommend a biopsy for any lesions. A biopsy for oral cancer can lead to successful treatment, especially when detected and addressed early.

What's next?

  • Once you review your treatment plan with the dentist, a treatment coordinator will meet with you to schedule any follow-up appointments, review payment options, and answer questions about insurance coverage of your recommended services.

     

  • Don’t forget to schedule your next hygiene appointment and exam before you leave. It’s a great way to make sure you stay on track with your dental health. When you provide us a cell phone number and email address, you will receive text and email reminders of your upcoming appointments.

Once you review your treatment plan with the dentist, a treatment coordinator will meet with
you to schedule any follow-up appointments, review payment options, and answer questions
about insurance coverage of your recommended services.

Don’t forget to schedule your next hygiene appointment and exam before you leave. It’s a great way to make sure you stay on track with your dental health. When you provide us a cell phone number and email address, you will receive text and email reminders of your upcoming appointments.

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