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Oral Examination: Preparation, Procedure, Price.

In the last two decades, oral hygiene has become an essential part of our daily lives. It is no longer just necessary —it’s now crucially important. So what are you waiting for? get your oral examination today!

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1. Book An Appointment

Visit our website and book an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.

2. Come In For A Consultation

Our team will sit down with you and discuss your dental needs and goals.

3. Get The Perfect Smile

We’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan that will get you the perfect smile.

What is an Oral Examination?

Dental teeth cleaning process

An oral examination is a series of tests to check the health of your teeth, gums, and lips. It’s used by dentists to assess whether or not you have any health problems that could affect your ability to chew and speak properly.

A dental oral examination will include X-rays, which are taken using a machine called a “dental radiograph.” This takes pictures of your teeth and surrounding tissue so that your dentist can see if there are any problems with the way they’re growing.

Your dentist may also check for signs of tooth decay, bone loss, gum disease, or gingival recession by looking at the shape and colour of your teeth with a mirror or light. You’ll need to hold still during this part of the exam so that it can be done correctly.

Oral Diseases and their causes

oral diseases examples

Oral diseases are a big deal. They can cause pain, discomfort, and even disability. It’s important to know what to look for in your mouth when you’re feeling sick or don’t feel well, so you can take the steps needed to get better.

There are many different types of oral diseases, and each one has its own causes and treatment options. Here’s a list of some of the more common ones:

1) Gingivitis: This is when your gums become inflamed and swollen due to gum disease or plaque buildup. It usually develops slowly over time but can be improved with proper brushing and flossing habits as well as regular dental checkups.

2) Gingival Bleeding: This happens when pressure builds up between your teeth and gums due to gum disease or plaque buildup. It usually occurs over time, but it can be treated by scaling back on sweets or sugary foods until the problem subsides (this may take several months).

3) Periodontal Disease: This is when bacteria from plaque build-up on your tooth

Oral diseases are caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Bad oral hygiene: If you don’t brush and floss your teeth regularly, you’re more likely to develop plaque buildup. Plaque is a sticky substance that forms on your teeth due to bacteria and food debris.
  • Excess sugar consumption: Eating too much sugar can lead to tooth decay and cavities.
  • Infections: If you have an infection in the mouth, it can cause sores and abscesses, which are painful areas that form when the body’s immune system attacks itself (also known as pyogenic infections).
  • Trauma: Trauma from accidents or other incidents can cause damage to the teeth and surrounding tissues, which may lead to broken teeth or gum disease.

Oral Examination Preparation

Sometimes, you may wonder how to prepare for your next oral examination with a dentist. Well, we’re here to help!

At Every Smile Dentistry, we want to make sure that you feel comfortable and well-informed about your oral exam process. Here are some tips on what you can do before and during your next visit:

1) Get a good night’s sleep the night before the appointment. This will help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to talk about all of your dental needs.

2) Eat a healthy breakfast before heading out so that you have energy throughout the day. It’s also a good idea to bring along some snacks if you think they’ll be necessary during treatment!

3) Bring any records or X-rays from previous visits so that they can be included in your treatment plan. We recommend bringing at least two sets just in case something gets lost or misplaced during treatment planning time—it happens!

4) Bring any questions or concerns about past procedures or future plans (like getting braces). Our team wants to make sure that everyone feels like they’re getting exactly what they need from their visit—so don’t be afraid to ask questions!


open mouth oral examination

Our oral examination is a thorough, professional and complete examination. Your teeth and gums are inspected during a dental examination. The majority of kids and adults should visit the dentist every six months. 

These examinations are crucial for maintaining dental health. If oral health issues are not treated right away, they may become unpleasant and dangerous.

The dentist will examine your teeth, gums and jawbone. They will also look at the condition of your lips and tongue, as well as the rest of your mouth.

  • The dentist will ask you to open your mouth wide and may use a mirror to show you the inside of your mouth. The dentist may also look at the roof of your mouth with a tool called an “oral mirror”.
  • They will check for signs of tooth decay or gum diseases, such as redness, swelling or bleeding gums. They will also look for cavities between your teeth using a special light called an “explorer”.
  • If necessary, they will clean out any plaque – a hard film made from food particles trapped between teeth – using special tools called “floss picks”.
  • They may also polish your teeth if there are any stains on them that cannot be removed by brushing alone. Every Smile Dentistry offers this service in all of its four locations, that is East London, Soshanguve, Mthatha and Mdantsane

Is there anything else I should know about Oral Care

To keep your mouth healthy, you should take care of your teeth and gums by having regular dental exams and practising good dental habits at home. The following steps constitute good home oral care:

  • Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled brush twice a day.
  • Brush for approximately two minutes.
  • Use fluoride-containing toothpaste.
  • Fluoride aids in the prevention of tooth decay and cavities.
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day.
  • Flossing removes plaque, which can cause tooth and gum damage.
  • Every three to four months, replace your toothbrush.
  • Eat a healthy diet that excludes or limits sweets and sugary drinks.
  • If you do consume sweets, brush your teeth right away.
  • You should not smoke.

Cost of an Oral Examination

Money, notebook, and dental plastic teeth

Dental oral examinations are a routine part of preventive care, and they’re also a great way to make sure that you have the best oral health possible. Every Smile Dentistry’s friendly team of professional dentists will help you understand how to take care of your teeth and gums, and they’ll make sure you have everything you need to keep your mouth healthy.

At Every Smile Dentistry, we offer flexible payment options that fit your budget. We also provide affordable prices so that you can get dental work done at an affordable price. Our prices range between 300 ZAR – 400 ZAR.

Oral Examination FAQs

You can always submit a contact request if you have more questions or email info@everysmile.co.za

A dental exam helps us identify problems before they become serious. It allows us to detect early changes in your smile, including discolouration, cracks, chips, and other cosmetic flaws. This makes it easier to treat these problems before they worsen.

It also lets us see whether you have periodontal disease (gum disease). Periodontal disease causes inflammation of the tissues surrounding your teeth and bones. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss.

It depends on your age, gender, medical history, lifestyle, and overall health. But most people should visit their dentist every six months. Your dentist will recommend when you should schedule your next appointment based on your needs.

During your first visit, our dentist will ask questions about your general health, your family dental history, and your current medications. The Doctor will then examine your teeth and gums. You might feel some pressure as the doctor brushes your teeth and checks for signs of decay.

During subsequent visits, your dentist will check your teeth and gums again. She or he will also look for signs of gum disease, such as bleeding gums, swollen


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monde dyantyimonde dyantyi
11:10 16 Jul 23
I have been using Every Smile Dentistry for a while now. The service that I have received from the Doctors is very professional. Currently the only Dr that I use with them is Dr Somthunzi that is very patient with kids. Thank you for the excellent service Dr Somthunzi.
Janice MarriottJanice Marriott
13:54 15 Jun 23
If I could give 10 stars out of 5 - i would....the best experience i have had ever at a Dentis - Dr Somtumzi and her team are Angels-caring, professional, understanding and more....i am now 59 years old- had my 1st full set of upper dentures at the tender age of 19...which gives me 40 years of Denture Experience.....NEVER have i been treated with such dignity and grace - THANK YOU - in fact ....here are my 10 out of 5...**********
Malaika KuenaMalaika Kuena
11:40 10 Jun 23
Surgical tooth extraction was quick and painless. Thanks to Dr Mthunzi and her team in East London.
Bakhe GatyeniBakhe Gatyeni
13:09 02 Jun 23
Sesethu LeqelaSesethu Leqela
15:49 01 Jun 23
Today I went for braces consultation and the service that I received was beyond excellent,from the receptionist lady, dental nurse to Dr Zungu. He came up with many solutions on how we can tackle my issue and explained the process to the level of my understanding. Everyone at the branch is so welcoming 🙏 and super friendly/kind☺️. Please keep it up 💯!!!
Kimone BooysenKimone Booysen
08:29 16 May 23
The staff is sooo friendly. I have a big fear when it comes to dentists, but my dentist calmed me down so well and talked me through what she was going to do and what she was doing while busy. I had an infected tooth that she extracted. I felt no pain and it was over within seconds. I will definitely go back.
Soso MtiniSoso Mtini
14:01 21 Apr 23
We all dread appointments at the dentist but all my worries were put to rest by the lovely Dr Govender. She handled my tooth extraction with such great care and took time to explain the whole process. I appreciate her being so patient with me. Reception was warm and so helpful. Thank you to the whole team for being so professional and efficient.I can't wait to visit the dentist again!
ncediswa xeloncediswa xelo
11:24 12 Apr 23
Yesterday my daughter went for consultation. Wow she's lost of words explaining the Dr's friendliness, warm heart . It was our first visit I'm sold this is going to be our family dentist. Thank you all for your excellent customer service from the receptionist to assistants. Big up !!!!
Damaine JohnsonDamaine Johnson
09:13 20 Sep 22
Dentist knows what she's doing. I personally had my wisdom tooth extracted. Felt no pain at all during the extraction. Clean, professional and affordable. Thanks to the team at Every Smile Dentistry Selborne.
Leverne StrydomLeverne Strydom
17:54 26 Aug 21
I've been with the Dentistry for over two years now and I don't think I'll ever go to another dentist. Very clean and affordable too.I must say their customer service is exceptional!! From the receptionist to the Dr.I would recommend anybody to support Every Smile Dentistry!!
Bonisile NomanyaBonisile Nomanya
09:39 16 Oct 20
The service was exceptional! She explain every procedure throughout. She cleaned me and then removed the damaged one. I recommend Every Smile Dentistry.
Chesznokov ZunguChesznokov Zungu
11:31 20 Mar 20
I really appreciated the level of care and consideration from the staff. I experienced absolutely no pain and was kept comfortable at all times. I will definitely be going back🙂
Ziyanda CisheZiyanda Cishe
09:26 11 Apr 19
Today I had my teeth cleaned at Every Smile Dentistry. I just moved to East London so I was nervous about starting over with a new dentist. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and the dentist was very gentle and attentive. I recommend Every Smile Dentistry to everyone looking for a pleasant experience at the dentist! 🙂
promise sitholepromise sithole
13:49 05 Jul 23
I have to give credit to Musa, the Doctors assistant. He knows how to treat patients. Im not quite sure about the Doctor, she was not friendly at all. No greetings or whatsoever.
tumelo pitsitumelo pitsi
18:34 10 Jun 23
Wonderful place,my son took out about four of his teeth there.
Tshiamo MokoenaTshiamo Mokoena
13:35 05 Jun 23
Experience and treatment was great , Friendly staff, Excellent service.
hildah nhlekohildah nhleko
09:31 01 Jun 23
Did slimming wires and I lost 5kg in 6days...the service was exceptional..the Dr and her assistant were very friendly and explained the process...m very happy with their service...THANX EVERY SMILE DENTISTRY
Mamolefe Bavley MoagiMamolefe Bavley Moagi
08:45 22 May 23
Brought my boy who had a tooth ache got to say they have excellent service and they are very good with kids. Great work
Overall, they offer great service and they take care of their clients. They are all so nice and really kind, they made me feel less anxious and comfortable and would constantly ask whether or not I was ohk and comfortable during the procedure. I 1000% recommend this place!!
Perseverance ChaukePerseverance Chauke
15:25 30 Apr 23
The place is overall beautiful and the reception guys are too friendly. My only issue was the doctor. 1st she didn’t greet or introduce herself I had to ask the assistant what the Doctors name was. Also she was not patient with my son and seemed irritated most of the time. I however have to give thanks to Musa who was the assistant that guy is amazing and super patient he made my son super comfortable and explained every process to me and my son.
Nontsikelelo MpanzaNontsikelelo Mpanza
10:02 27 Mar 23
5 stars is not enough for the service in this place! Truly amazed, my daughter is the happiest girl and would definitely recommend these guys. Warmth welcome from entering till exist.
Tshego MnisiTshego Mnisi
07:43 25 Aug 22
I started my braces journey April 2021 and I must say an exceptional experience it was👌🏾. First and foremost my Orthodontist you really out did yourself Sir thank you. Assistant Doctor and the Receptionist thank you for the kind and warm atmosphere you brought.If you want 100% oral hygiene Every Smile is the place to go🙂
Kagiso NtsokoKagiso Ntsoko
04:23 24 Jun 21
My son and I received an exceptional service, from the lady at the reception, dentist and the assistant. Thank you for your manner of serving and please continue with the excellent service.
Takura MalabaTakura Malaba
01:27 09 Jun 21
Very affordable and professional service. Would definitely recommend.
sbusiso Cindisbusiso Cindi
05:08 15 May 21
The lady at reception is very friendly.. Her and Doctor Mphiwe are stars.. For all your dental needs these guys will sort you out 😊😊
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