Dental One Associates of Bel Air
3435 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive, Suite E, Abingdon, MD 21009

Family Dental Exams – What to Expect

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Family Dental Exams: What to Expect
Regular visits to your affordable family dentistry clinic ensure that your healthy smile lasts a lifetime. If you’re like many people, you may find dentists to be a little intimidating, but gaining a better understanding of what happens during a dental exam can help ease your anxiety. The main goals of the exam are to determine the state of your oral health, assess your risk of dental disease, and provide both corrective and preventative treatments. More specific details about the typical dental exam are listed below.

Affordable Family Dentistry Clinic Visit: What’s on the Agenda

After completing a basic examination of your teeth and gums, your dentist may do some or all of the following tasks:

  • Perform a variety of dental X-rays
  • Discuss any current health problems you may have
  • Record all of your current medications
  • Discuss diet and lifestyle habits that may be affecting your oral health
  • Check your jaw for bite problems
  • Send you to a dental hygienist for a professional cleaning
  • Examine prosthetic devices such as dentures or bridges
  • Examine your mouth for signs of oral cancer
  • Make dental impressions of your teeth to aid in treatment
  • Demonstrate proper oral hygiene techniques
  • Perform an advanced periodontal exam
  • Discuss tooth replacement or advanced dental procedures if needed
  • Formulate a treatment plan for any existing dental problems
  • Recommend a follow-up visit
  • Refer you to a specialist for advanced treatment if required

See for Yourself How Affordable Family Dentistry can Save your Smile

With great oral hygiene and regular visits to your family dental clinic, every generation of your family can enjoy confident, healthy smiles. To find dentists in your area, check online family dental listings, or contact your local dental health organizations or dental schools for more information.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Abingdon, call Dental One Associates of Bel Air today at (410) 698-1674 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Abingdon. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Bel Air, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Bel Air.

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Patient Reviews
Ms. Gabby was so patient. Professional, kind and informative during Sam’s appointment. The kindness of the whole office from start to finish was great. I felt relaxed which helped Sam relax. Thank […]
Samuel S.
My teeth were soooo clean! Nancy is wonderful, very good at explaining and educating.
Jana M.
My husband and I have been very pleased with our hygienist, Nancy, and with Dr. Blaney. It is always a pleasant experience. Our dental problems have been dealt with promptly.
Kathleen N.
Dr. Blaney is the best! Helps make the fact that I’m at the dentist fun and is also great at his job. His assistants are also very kind and professional.
Suzanne S.
Teeth feel and look really clean
Jana M.
I saw Dr Blaney. What a wonderful personable person!! He made me so comfortable and went well above the limit of patient assistance. He made sure that I would be well taken care of in the next […]
Deborah R.
I love Dr. Blaney and Nancy.
Joyce P.
They are always great! Friendly! Nancy is wonderful!
Tiffany G.
I always have a good experience with Gabby during my dental cleanings. She’s always very patient and willing to answer any questions I have no matter how many times I ask her to go over details […]
Tamara R.
Quick. Efficiency. Kindness.
Tricia G.
Dr. Chatwell and his wonderful assistant
Madeleine S.
Dr Blaney is great. Always on time and super down to earth.
Adam H.
Nancy was very thorough and professional. She told me everything she was doing and things that I should try to improve
Douglas S.
Courtesy and professional demeanor of staff
Jeanne S.
Always called back in a timely manner, friendly staff, feels like my teeth were taken care of properly.
Julie F.
Had a cavity filled and felt no pain. My last dentist was horrible so I am so happy I changed over to Dental One Associates. Dr. Blaney is great and eases my anxiety.
Tonia M.
Seen on time. Very helpful and friendly.
Ryan G.
Excellent service. Clean and orderly environment. Staff is professional, friendly, organized. I was called back on time and no lag in waiting to be seen by dentist.
Deme T.
My daughter experienced a dental emergency this past weekend and I was able to speak to Dr. Chhatwal personally on saturday. He made an early arrival Monday morning in order to see her and we were […]
Kelly G.
Timely appointments & my hygienist. She was SO gentle!
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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