Brushing and flossing every day is great, but it is not enough to keep your entire mouth 100% healthy. It is important to get into your dentist’s office for a complete examination. During the examination, your dentist will inspect the overall health of your mouth and teeth. This allows your dentist to diagnose any potential problems you may have. Your dentist wants to find the source of what is causing you trouble, and a routine exam will include an inspection of your face, neck, lips, tongue, palate, cheeks, jawbone, and gums. All of these will be checked by your dentist before they check your teeth.