The secret to a bright, healthy smile is actually no secret at all: brush, floss and get a professional dental exam at least once every six months. Professional dental exams are all about prevention – preventing existing problems from getting worse and preventing dental problems from developing in the future. Regular dental exams make it possible to identify and treat a problem in its earliest stage – which is not only good for your oral health but also good for your budget!
There's nothing to fear with a dental exam. Your teeth will be visually examined for signs of plaque, tartar and tooth decay. Your gums will also be examined for puffiness or discoloration, which are signs of gum disease. A full set of dental X-rays may also be taken during your dental exam, to enable your dentist to see below the surfaces of your teeth. Dental exams typically end with a dental cleaning, to remove surface stains and buildup.
Born and raised in West Seneca, Dr. Rappold is a graduate of West Seneca West High School. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry from Canisius College in 1998 and continued her education in the great tradition of the world renowned U.B. School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Rappold graduated Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2003. While at U.B., Dr. Rappold minored in Pediatric Dentistry, and volunteered her services for two years at the dental clinic in Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Upon graduation, she undertook further training to broaden her skills in the residency program at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. In her free time, Dr. Rappold enjoys wakeboarding, kickboxing, camping and fishing. Dr. Rappold is a member of: American Dental Association New York State Dental Society