Dental Exams

We take pride in delivering exceptional dental care to the charming community of Beaufort and its surrounding areas. Our dedicated team of dental professionals will fully assess your oral health not just your teeth health. Making sure patients are healthy goes beyond their teeth which is why during a comprehensive exam, patients often say it is like getting a physical for your mouth.

Benefits of Dental Exams

Regular dental exams provide a multitude of benefits that contribute to the overall well-being of your smile. During these thorough examinations, our skilled dental team will assess the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth, identifying any signs of potential issues or areas for improvement. By detecting and addressing dental problems at an early stage, we can prevent further damage and maintain the integrity of your smile.


Dental exams allow us to:

  • Detect and prevent tooth decay: Through visual inspection and diagnostic tools like X-rays, we can identify cavities and decay in their earliest stages, enabling prompt treatment and preventing further damage to your teeth.
  • Assess gum health: Gum disease is a prevalent condition that, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss and other health complications. During your dental exam, we will evaluate the health of your gums, checking for signs of inflammation, infection, or gum recession.
  • Evaluate oral tissues: Oral cancer screenings are an integral part of dental exams. We will carefully examine your oral tissues, including the tongue, cheeks, gums, and throat, to detect any abnormalities or signs of potential oral cancer.
  • Evaluate bite and jaw alignment: A comprehensive dental exam includes an assessment of your bite and jaw alignment. We will look for any issues such as misalignment, TMJ disorders, or signs of teeth grinding (bruxism).

How Often Should I Get an Exam?

The frequency of dental exams depends on various factors, including your oral health, medical history, and any specific dental concerns you may have. In general, we recommend scheduling a comprehensive dental exam every six months. However, some individuals may require more frequent exams, particularly if they have certain dental conditions or are undergoing specific treatments. During your visit, we will assess your unique needs and provide personalized recommendations on the ideal frequency of dental exams for your smile.

What To Expect

At Gower Family Dentistry, your comfort and peace of mind are our top priorities. When you arrive for your dental exam, our friendly staff will greet you and make you feel right at home. Our knowledgeable dental team will take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have about your oral health.

During the exam, our dentist will perform a thorough evaluation of your teeth, gums, and oral tissues. This may involve a visual examination, digital X-rays, looking under your tongue and using other diagnostic tools to gain a comprehensive understanding of your dental health. We will discuss any findings with you, explaining the current state of your oral health and addressing any recommended treatments or preventive measures.

Dental Exam Aftercare

After your dental exam, we will provide you with valuable aftercare instructions to maintain and enhance your oral health. This may include recommendations for proper oral hygiene practices, such as brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and using mouthwash to help control plaque and bacteria. We may also suggest specific oral care products tailored to your needs.

In addition to practicing good oral hygiene, it is crucial to attend regular dental exams to ensure any changes or issues are detected early. By staying committed to your oral health and following our recommended treatment plans, you can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles and Southern charm.

Schedule Your Exam Today

At Gower Family Dentistry, we are honored to be your partners in achieving and maintaining a healthy, radiant smile. Schedule your dental exam today and experience our exceptional dental care.