Comprehensive Exams

What to Expect from Your Comprehensive Oral Exam

Welcome! Your initial comprehensive exam with Dr. York will start with a thorough examination, followed by a detailed report on the health of your mouth, simple explanations related to any diagnosis, and treatment options for your consideration.

Dr. Carrie York performs a thorough and complete analysis, so you should expect to spend approximately 90 minutes with us. During this time, Dr. York will evaluate your complete oral health, including the following:

  • A complete and painless tour of your mouth, including photographs.
  • Take any necessary low-radiation digital radiographs, which may include bitewing, periapical, panoramic, or full mouth x-rays.
  • Conduct an oral cancer examination.
  • Perform a thorough examination of your gum tissue and bone levels and a complete periodontal screening, including periodontal charting.
  • A thorough review of your medical and dental history.

In addition to the above, Dr. York will also go over any concerns you may have, answer any questions, and learn from you about your personal oral health goals. At the end of your visit, you will be provided with a complete oral health evaluation, including any proposed treatment, providing the right options for you as an individual.

To make this process smooth and efficient, please assist us by providing the following information before your appointment:
  • Dental X-Rays: If your previous dentist, orthodontist, oral surgeon, or periodontist has taken x-rays, please request that they be sent to us at: in advance of your appointment.
  • Dental Insurance: If you have dental insurance, please bring a copy of your dental insurance card or plan information. This will make check-in more efficient and able us to accurately process any insurance claims. Please take time to acquaint yourself with your insurance benefits.
  • Dental Records: Please provide your complete health history, including all current medications you take, any recent surgical procedures, and your primary care physician’s contact information.

Thank you for choosing us!! We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you. 

We welcome you and your family to visit us at least twice a year for teeth cleaning and oral exams.

Carrie K. York, DDS, and Team!


Our skilled hygienists perform a cleaning procedure to thoroughly clean the teeth.  Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for halting the progression of periodontal disease and gingivitis.

More than 90% of all diseases have oral symptoms.

Benefits of Prophylaxis:

Tartar removal

Tartar (calculus) and plaque buildup, above and below the gum line, can cause serious periodontal problems. Even with regular brushing and flossing it can be impossible to remove trapped debris, bacteria, and deposits from gum pockets.


Tartar (calculus) and plaque buildup, above and below the gum line, can cause serious periodontal problems. Even with regular brushing and flossing it can be impossible to remove trapped debris, bacteria, and deposits from gum pockets.

Fresher breath

Bad breath is generally caused by a combination of rotting food particles below the gum line, gum infection, and periodontal problems. The removal of plaque, calculus, and bacteria noticeably improves breath and improves oral health.

Identify health issues

Many health problems present themselves during a thorough oral examination. The dentist is able to screen for oral cancer, evaluate the risk of periodontitis, and even spot signs of medical problems like diabetes.

Low Radiation Digital X-Rays

At Dr. Carrie York’s office, we use the most advanced technology to provide our patients the greatest benefits. We use low-radiation digital x-rays to produce consistently safer, better results.

Low-radiation digital x-rays are superior to any other x-ray technology:

Safer Technology

Our digital x-rays use at least 50% less radiation than conventional film x-rays

Better Results

Our Xrays provide more accurate results as they can be magnified 300x its normal size to enhance diagnosis and reveal things that film x-rays simply can’t.

Faster X-rays

The images are ready instantaneously, allowing the dentist to review results immediately and discuss treatment options.

Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that can help prevent tooth decay, slow it down, or stop it from getting worse. Fluoride varnish is made with fluoride, a mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel (outer coating on teeth).

Care After Treatment:

No crunchy foods for 2 hours post treatment. You can eat and drink right after the fluoride varnish is applied. Stick to soft foods that are cold or warm.
Do not consume hot or fizzy drinks or alcohol (including mouth rinses) for at least 2 hours after treatment.
Do not brush or floss teeth for at least 2 to 4 hours, your dentist will let you know how long to wait.

Occlusal Guards

Occlusion” simply means tooth to tooth contact. An occlusal guard aims to ease grinding symptoms and protect your teeth and jaw from damage by creating a barrier between the teeth. An occlusal guard is also known as an occlusal mouth guard, occlusal night guard, or bite guard.

A comprehensive exam will determine if you are in need of an occlusal guard.

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Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and/or pre molars). Sealants aim to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Once applied, sealants protect your teeth for many years.

Adults, teenagers, and small children are all candidates for dental sealants.

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Tuesday8 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday7 AM – 4 PM
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