Dental Exams and Check-Ups

Comprehensive Dental Examination & Oral Cancer Screening

Your Dental Health is of the utmost importance to us. When you come to our office, you will receive a comprehensive oral health examination. You will also have a dental cleaning (also known as prophylaxis) from a registered hygienist.

Included in your visit are the following:

  • Ultrasonic cleaning of night guards, dentures and mouth appliances
  • Fluoride treatment as needed
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Medical history screening
  • Periodontal examination including full mouth probing (once a year)
  • Application of desensitizing agents for root sensitivity
  • Application of topical lidocaine for your comfort
  • Survey of restorative work (fillings and crowns) and ongoing evaluation of restored teeth
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Photographic examinations and a demonstration with our intraoral camera
  • Laser examination with Diagnodent for grooves and fissures of the teeth
  • Distribution of patient education literature for specific needs
  • Oral hygiene/home care instructions for brushing, flossing, Sulcabrush and Rotopoints as needed
  • Directions and rebates (as available) for water irrigators and sonic tooth brushes
  • Information about patient referrals and procedures
  • The taking of radiographs and panoramic x-rays needed for diagnosis

The dentist will also provide an oral examination to evaluate your dental health and diagnose and discuss treatment needed.

Call us at Newport News Office Phone Number 757-930-3744 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Goodwin today!