Getting an exam and X-ray at least once a year is crucial for maintaining not only your oral health, but your overall health. Many problems that originate in the mouth can carry through your entire body, effecting much more than your teeth and gums. The best thing you can do for your health, and the health of your family, is to get examined and X-rayed by a dental professional. Not all oral issues are obvious! Some only a trained eye can detect.