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What is a Dental Exam?

A dental exam at Rocky Hills Dentistry, conducted by Dr. Bhumika Patel, is a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health. Located in Rocky Hill, New Jersey, our practice prioritizes preventive care to help maintain your teeth and gums in optimal condition. A dental exam involves a thorough assessment of your teeth, gums, and overall mouth structure. Dr. Patel checks for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Additionally, the exam may include X-rays to provide a detailed view of areas not visible to the naked eye, ensuring a complete evaluation.

During the dental exam, Dr. Patel also performs an oral cancer screening, which involves examining the soft tissues in your mouth for any abnormalities. This proactive approach helps in the early detection and treatment of potential issues, promoting long-term oral health. Regular dental exams are essential for keeping your smile healthy and preventing more serious dental problems from developing.

How Rocky Hill Family Dentistry can help

Dental exams offer numerous benefits for patients at Rocky Hills Dentistry. Here are some key advantages:

Early Detection of Issues: Regular dental exams allow Dr. Patel to identify problems like cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer at an early stage. Early detection is crucial for effective treatment and can prevent minor issues from becoming major, more complex problems.

Prevention of Dental Diseases: A significant benefit of routine dental exams is the prevention of dental diseases. By regularly monitoring your oral health, Dr. Patel can provide guidance on proper oral hygiene practices, reducing the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

Professional Cleaning: Along with the examination, dental exams often include a professional cleaning. This process removes plaque and tartar buildup that regular brushing and flossing cannot eliminate. Professional cleaning helps maintain healthy teeth and gums, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Personalized Oral Health Advice: During your dental exam, Dr. Patel provides personalized advice based on your specific oral health needs. This may include recommendations for dental products, dietary changes, or adjustments to your oral hygiene routine, helping you maintain optimal oral health.

Improved Overall Health: Oral health is closely linked to overall health. Conditions like gum disease have been associated with systemic issues such as heart disease and diabetes. Regular dental exams help in maintaining good oral health, which in turn supports your overall well-being.

Long-Term Cost Savings: Preventive care through regular dental exams can save you money in the long run. By catching and addressing issues early, you can avoid more extensive and expensive treatments down the road.

At Rocky Hills Dentistry, Dr. Bhumika Patel is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care tailored to your needs. Regular dental exams are a cornerstone of this care, ensuring you maintain a healthy, confident smile. If you're due for a dental exam, schedule your appointment with Dr. Patel today to take advantage of these benefits.

Dental Exam in Rocky Hill, New Jersey - Rocky Hill Family Dentistry

Dental Exam in Rocky Hill, New Jersey


A comprehensive evaluation of the oral health, including teeth, gums, and other oral structures, conducted by a dentist.

Clear Aligner Therapy

Transparent trays straighten teeth discreetly.

Mouth Guards

Protective devices for teeth during sports.

Night Guards

Custom-fitted guards to prevent teeth grinding.

Oral Cancer Screening

Examination for early detection of oral cancer.


Custom devices to maintain tooth alignment.

Sleep Apnea and Airway Health

Comprehensive care for diagnosing and treating sleep apnea.

TMJ Disorder Treatment

Therapies for jaw joint dysfunction.

Teeth Cleaning (Deep)

Thorough cleaning to address gum disease.

Teeth Cleaning (Regular)

Routine cleaning for oral hygiene.

Tooth Colored Fillings

Restoring decayed teeth with filling material.

Tooth Extractions

Removal of damaged or problematic teeth.

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