X-Ray & Oral Exam

Discover Your Smile's Health: X-Ray & Oral Exams

Smile Mantra Family Dentistry, under the expert care of Dr. Kulhari and her team, excels in providing comprehensive X-Ray & Oral Exams. These services are crucial in identifying and addressing a variety of dental issues, ensuring a thorough understanding of your oral health for long-lasting and natural improvements to your smile.

Why X-Ray & Oral Exams?

Regular dental check-ups, including X-ray examinations and oral exams, are the foundation of preventive dentistry. At Smile Mantra Family Dentistry in Cary, North Carolina, we leverage these tools to identify potential dental issues early and keep your oral health in top condition. Dr. Kulhari and her experienced team are dedicated to providing comprehensive dental exams for the whole family.

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What are X-Rays & Oral Exams?

X-rays and oral exams are essential diagnostic tools in dentistry, used to evaluate the overall health of your teeth and gums. They involve taking detailed images of your teeth and a thorough examination of your oral cavity, helping to detect issues like cavities, bone loss, or misalignment, which are crucial for planning effective dental treatments.

Who benefits from X-Rays & Oral Exams?

X-rays and oral exams are beneficial for everyone looking to maintain or enhance their dental health. At Smile Mantra Family Dentistry, Dr. Kulhari and her team use these tools to provide personalized care, ensuring effective treatments for various dental needs, from improving tooth alignment to addressing color and shape concerns, thus guaranteeing results that are both aesthetically pleasing and functionally long-lasting.

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X-Ray discussion with patient
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An example of a patient receiving an oral exam

Cary Patients Trust Smile Mantra Family Dentistry

Family Focused

Smile Mantra Family Dentistry prioritizes family-oriented dental care, combining her professional expertise with a warm, understanding approach influenced by her own family values.

Years of Experience

With over a decade of experience in dentistry, Smile Mantra Family Dentistry focuses on continuous learning and advancement in dental practices.

Advanced Technology

Smile Mantra Family Dentistry continuously integrates advanced technology to stay relevant to their patients’ needs, enhancing diagnosis and treatment capabilities. Their state-of-the-art equipment ensures unparalleled patient care in the evolving field of dentistry.

The Comprehensive Dental Examination Process

At Smile Mantra Family Dentistry

Our comprehensive oral examinations are designed to ensure optimal oral health. Here’s what they entail:

Patient History Review

The session begins with Dr. Kulhari and her team reviewing your dental and medical history. This is crucial for understanding any past issues or conditions that may impact your current oral health.


Dental X-rays are taken to reveal what's happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums. These images are essential for detecting hidden problems like tooth decay, abscesses, or impacted teeth.

Comprehensive Oral Exam

Utilizing the insights from the X-rays, Dr. Kulhari conducts a thorough oral examination. This comprehensive check is key to assessing your overall oral health.

Discussion and Treatment Plan

If any dental concerns are found, Dr. Kulhari will discuss these with you. She will then outline a personalized treatment plan, focusing on addressing immediate dental issues and planning for your long-term oral health.

Preventive Care Guidance

You will receive advice on preventive care practices such as proper brushing, flossing, and the importance of regular dental check-ups.

Schedule Follow-Up

If needed, a follow-up appointment is scheduled for further monitoring or to commence any recommended treatments.

Maintaining Your Oral Health

A proactive approach to your oral health can save you from discomfort, inconvenience, and potentially costly treatments down the line. Maintaining your oral health is a blend of regular professional care and diligent daily practices. Here’s how you can keep your smile healthy and bright:

  • Regular Dental Examinations: One of the pillars of oral health is scheduling regular dental examinations. It’s recommended to visit Dr. Kulhari at Smile Mantra Family Dentistry every six months. Regular check-ups can facilitate the early detection of potential issues such as cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer and provide an opportunity for professional cleaning that removes hard-to-reach plaque and tartar.
  • Good Oral Hygiene Habits: The importance of daily personal care cannot be overstated regarding oral health. Consistent oral hygiene practices are your first line of defense against dental issues. Aim to brush your teeth twice daily using a fluoride toothpaste to combat decay. Make sure to floss at least once daily to dislodge food particles and plaque between your teeth, where your toothbrush cannot reach. Using an antibacterial mouthwash can help kill bacteria that cause plaque and bad breath, offering additional protection beyond brushing and flossing.

Combining regular dental exams with a rigorous daily oral hygiene routine forms a strong preventive approach to help you maintain excellent oral health and a radiant smile.

Looking Forward with Confidence

Looking after your oral health is more than just preserving a beautiful smile; it’s an essential component of overall well-being. A proactive approach to dental care, including regular dental exams, keeps your mouth healthy and can profoundly affect your confidence and self-esteem.

By consistently scheduling your dental exams, you’re taking a crucial step toward early detection and treatment of any dental issues that may arise. These routine check-ups can reveal conditions such as gum disease or dental decay in their initial stages when they’re easiest to treat. Avoiding complications like severe toothaches, root canals, or tooth extractions means less worry and discomfort for you in the future.


What can I expect during a dental X-ray and oral exam?

During a dental X-ray and oral exam at Smile Mantra Family Dentistry, Dr. Kulhari will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and mouth. She will utilize X-rays to uncover hidden issues, such as cavities, tooth decay, or gum disease.


How often should I have a dental X-ray and oral exam?

The frequency of dental X-rays and oral exams can vary based on your oral health. Generally, it is recommended to have an oral exam twice a year. Dr. Kulhari will advise you on the appropriate frequency based on your unique needs.


Are dental X-rays safe? What about x-ray radiation?

Yes, dental X-rays are considered safe. At Smile Mantra Family Dentistry, we use state-of-the-art X-ray technology, which emits a low level of radiation. Protective measures, such as lead aprons, are also used to ensure patient safety.

Schedule Your Dental Exam Today

We understand that life can get busy, and we encourage you to consider the importance of oral health. At Smile Mantra Family Dentistry, we make scheduling appointments easy and stress-free. Our friendly team is always ready to assist you. 

Don’t wait until a small problem becomes a major issue. Reach out to Dr. Kulhari today at (919) 854-5524. Our goal is to provide exceptional dental care in a comfortable environment, helping you maintain that healthy and bright smile you love.