Teeth and mouth examination, professional teeth cleaning and examination, and adherence to a good oral hygiene habit ensure the teeth’ longevity. When the dentist examines the mouth, carefully inspect the teeth looking for damage, caries (decay), periodontal (gums) diseases, saliva quality, or oral tissue problems such as discoloration, change in texture, ulcers, or tumors. Our dentist also examines the jaw joint for discomfort or restrictions as in TMJ disorders. Additionally, the dentist evaluates the tongue and palate, looking for any narrowing of the throat that may suggest sleep-disordered breathing in snoring or sleep apnea. If you would like to schedule a comprehensive oral examination visit, please call Dental TMJ Sleep Apnea in Boca Raton, FL, at (561) 391-5331.