All children and adults benefit from seeing their dentist at least once every six months for a dental exam and cleaning. Immediately after a child’s first tooth erupts, it is time to schedule his or her first visit to the dentist. Patients who suffer from gum disease or other serious conditions may need to have their teeth examined more often. If you experience any oral discomfort or other worrisome symptoms, having your teeth checked as soon as possible can help prevent severe problems.

During your initial comprehensive dental exam at Gum Dental, Dr. Gum takes the time to get to know you and your expectations. Developing a sincere and compassionate relationship with patients allows her to deliver customized results that fulfill their goals. You will discuss your medical history and dental concerns so that Dr. Gum has a clear understanding of your condition. Depending on your unique needs, you may also receive the following:

  • Full mouth x-rays
  • Imaging services
  • Periodontal probing
  • Dental cleaning
  • Oral cancer screening

Advantages of Dental Exams

Adopting an at-home oral hygiene routine is vital for preserving your oral health. However, seeing your dentist on a regular basis is also essential because there are many parts of the mouth you cannot see on your own. Scheduling routine visits to your dentist for dental exams can help:

  • Inhibit plaque and tartar buildup
  • Maintain oral health and hygiene
  • Detect and treat oral conditions early
  • Prevent tooth decay and bone loss
  • Keep teeth white and bright


To schedule your comprehensive dental exam appointment with Dr. Julie Gum, please call (610) 746-0488 today.