Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics
A Great Dentist

Why regular dental exams are important

Regular dental exams and check-ups are an essential part of preventive oral health care.

Dr. John Chen and his Aurora dental staff believe that practicing preventive dentistry is the key to side-stepping painful and costly dental problems. There's no trick behind a healthy smile; it simply takes some minimal daily effort to maintain your beautiful smile through brushing and flossing.

The most important part of general and preventive dentistry is regular dental check-ups at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics.

What Happens During a Dental Exam?

During your exam, Dr. Chen will visually inspect for signs of decay, cavities, infection, oral cancer, gum disease, and other dental abnormalities. Once or twice a year, we will take a digital impression of your mouth using panoramic or digital x-rays; we will be able to show our patients exactly what the dentist on a monitor. Our diagnostic tools are geared for efficient problem-spotting, and once we catch and identify issues early, we can often treat them with minimal surgical intervention. 

Your dental exam is a great time to discuss your diet, lifestyle, oral hygiene routine, and even how to properly brush and floss. We are very interested in improving your oral health and keeping it there. 

Protecting Your Oral Health

Your dental exams can protect your oral health as well as your general health. We look for signs like lupus, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes so that you can get these issues treated early. Dr. Chen is here to care for and protect your teeth and gums, and we have an array of cosmetic dental treatments if you want to boost your smile. If it's been over six months since your last dental check-up, you may be due for one! Give us a call today to schedule your dental exam. 


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Uptown Prosthodontics is now open and available for your dental needs! Our office is implementing required operational changes to continue to assure our patient’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  All our team members have been equipped with the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).  We are screening all patients prior to treatment, and are utilizing a virtual waiting room so please remain in your vehicle until we contact you. Please call ahead to schedule your appointment, as we are not taking walk-ins at this time.