When you have an exam every six months, you can help protect your teeth and gums from poor oral health. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about how we safeguard smiles with a routine checkup and cleaning, and what to expect from these preventive visits. These appointments could help prevent cavities and gum disease!
The Benefits of Your Checkup
We recommend a visit twice a year. There are a number of benefits to this. For one, since common oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease take months to form, this means we’re more likely to catch them in the early stages and handle them before you risk major discomfort or tooth loss. We can also help fight bad breath and stained teeth. For kids, this is a chance to instill good oral health habits and help them better understand their smile, while also reducing dental anxiety. We look for issues like tooth decay and dental infection, gingivitis and gum disease, and TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). We also offer an oral cancer screening too!
Cleaning Your Teeth
A dental cleaning is provided in the same appointment. This is crucial for your smile. While brushing and flossing help limit plaque, they cannot remove the buildup. A cleaning does just those with an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool. The process helps lower the risk of cavities and gum disease, and also fights bad breath and teeth stains too. This is beneficial for smiles of all ages, and we suggest this for kids ages two and older. If you have risk factors for gum disease, we could discuss a deep cleaning to also remove buildup from the surfaces of your exposed roots as well.
Continuing Your Care
We will discuss good oral habits with you, and at home you cut back on your consultation of sugar and starch, and also avoid tobacco products. In addition, you can continue to brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and floss every evening. These actions may seem simple, but they’re critical for keeping your smile strong, healthy, and whole. If you have any questions about our approach to treating poor oral health, or about our preventive visits, then contact our team today. We would love to see you soon for an appointment.
Do You Need a Preventive Visit?
We would love to see you soon for an exam and a thorough dental cleaning. If you have any questions about our approach to preventive dental care, or if you would like to schedule a consultation today, please contact Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.