Dental exam by Dr. Westman in Racine WI

dental exam racine wiIs a dental exam really worth the time and cost?

Racine WI dentist Dr. Westman: “The uncontested answer from this Racine dental clinic is YES. Regular preventive care in the form of dental check-ups and professional cleanings is one of the most cost effective ways to invest in your oral health.”

By catching problems while they are still small, Racine, WI dentist Dr Westman can help you avoid the potential of more painful symptoms and more costly or invasive dental treatments down the road.


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What does the dentist look for during a dental exam?

Dental diseases and decay can put your oral health at risk. Left untreated, they can lead to pain, tooth loss and health issues. Here a list of common dental problems Dr Westman will be looking for during your dental exam:

  • Tooth Decay: Tooth decay or cavities are common oral health problems caused by a combination of factors including bacteria, plaque, eating sugary snacks and poor oral hygiene
  • Gingivitis: Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. Often caused by plaque, it can cause chronic bad breath and, left untreated, lead to gum disease
  • Periodontal Disease: Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is one of the most common oral health problems in North American adults. Untreated gum disease can cause tooth loss and general health problems.
  • Oral Cancer: Oral cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in your throat, tongue, lips or mouth. If can be life threatening if not detected and treated early.

Early detection and treatment is key

examDental disease can sneak in undetected. While oral cancer does offer up clues such as a persistent sore throat, or lumps , rough or red spots on your lips or tongue or in your mouth, in many cases by the time you are aware of an issue it will have progressed to the point where more costly and aggressive treatment may be required.

Regular oral dental exams by Racine, WI dentist Dr Westman are a simple way to help you keep on top of dental issues to maintain your best oral health.

Keep your teeth healthy

Losing teeth is not an inevitable aspect of aging. Regular dental exams can help you keep your teeth for life – one of the best strategies for keeping your oral health at its best. If you would like to learn more please contact us.

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Dr. Michael Westman | Dentist Racine | 4944 Charles Street, Racine, WI 53402 | Phone: 262 639 7000

Dr. Michael Westman provides: general dentistry, cosmetic dental treatment options, dental implants, dentures, prevention & gum care, sedation options and orthodontics in Racine, Wisconsin. The information provided on this website for Racine dentist Dr. Michael Westman, is not intended to serve as medical advice. An appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan for any patient can be made only by a treating dentist, physician, or group of doctors. Dr. Michael Westman shall have no liability or responsibility to any person with respect to loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained in this website or obtained from other websites to which a visitor may connect and view.

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