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Do I Really Need an Exam? | Maria Hodas DDS

If you’ve visited L’enfant Plaza Dental Arts, you likely appreciate the benefits of a professional dental cleaning. However, you may not fully grasp the significance of a complete exam and radiographs.

Here’s why these exams are crucial for your oral health:

  1. Screening for Health Conditions:
    Many systemic health conditions manifest early signs in the mouth, such as Crohn’s disease, diabetes, and leukemia. Skipping an exam could mean missing out on vital screenings for these conditions.
  2. Early Detection of Oral Cancer:
    Oral cancer claims one American life every hour. A thorough examination can detect early signs of oral cancer, enabling prompt treatment, which is crucial for survival.
  3. Prevention of Periodontal Disease:
    Periodontal disease, a leading cause of tooth loss, is linked to serious systemic health conditions like heart disease and stroke. Evaluating your soft tissue and bone health allows our team to identify early signs of gum disease, enabling prevention and early treatment, essential for your oral and overall health.
  4. Insightful Radiographs:
    Many oral health issues, including decay, are invisible to the naked eye. Radiographs (X-Rays) allow us to detect these issues early, enabling timely treatment and less invasive solutions.

Whether it’s been six months or six years since your last appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us at L’enfant Plaza Dental Arts. Your health and comfort are our top priorities. Schedule your appointment today and let Maria Hodas DDS and our team take care of your dental needs. Your oral health is essential, and we’re dedicated to providing you with the best care possible.

L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts of Federal Triangle DC
Phone: 202-488-8300
955 L’Enfant Plaza SW Suite 1205
Washington, DC 20024