Why do we include clinical photos in your dental exam?
Taking clinical photos is a very important part of comprehensive exams for patients in our practice. They allow us to document changes in your teeth over time, so that we know when to recommend intervention.
For example, it is very common to see wear and acid erosion on teeth, but is it active? Is it getting worse? Should we do anything about it? Another common complaint we get from patients is the concern their teeth are shifting and overlapping over time. Photos help us objectively assess whether or not this is happening, and if any treatment should be recommended.
The best part – we include these photos in your examination fee!
The above photos demonstrate wear on a patient’s front teeth.