Time For Your Next Dental Exam
When was the last time you visited our team for a routine dental checkup? Instead of putting off these treatments, you need to see us right away for treatment. With a routine checkup and cleaning visit, your Cleveland, TX, dentist can help you avoid major oral health concerns, and enjoy bright and healthy smiles.
The Technology We Use
Our team wants to make sure we provide a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, which is why we employ advanced imaging technology. With digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, we can look at the entire smile in detail, including roots, oral structures, and the jaw. These systems display images instantly on a chairside monitor, and allow us to identify areas of concern early, such as tooth decay, infection, gingivitis, and more. The earlier we diagnose these concerns, the sooner we can begin treatment to protect your smile. Which is why you need to have a dental exam every six months, so we can always catch problems in the early stages.
The Issues We Watch For
Our team will look for tooth decay, infected teeth, gingivitis, and gum disease. We also screen for oral cancer at least once a year, and our team will look for the potential indicators of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). For kids, we will make sure that primary teeth are arriving and falling out as they should, so permanent teeth can arrive without complication, preventing the onset of dental misalignment. Often, we can diagnose concerns before you experience toothaches or sore gums or headaches, so we can move forward with treatment quickly. For kids, we could also use these appointments to provide fluoride treatments or dental sealants, two options that help lower their risk of tooth decay.
What About Dental Cleanings?
In the same visit, our team will also clean the teeth. A dental cleaning means that we will employ an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual pick to break up and remove all plaque and tartar. Doing so helps lower the risk of issues like gum disease, and fights bad breath and teeth stains too. A cleaning is beneficial for kids and adults alike, and you can help safeguard your smile in between these six-month visits with routine brushing and flossing. If you have any questions about how we safeguard smiles with checkups and cleanings, or if you would like to schedule a visit for you or a member of your family, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Your Next Exam
We would like to help you enjoy optimal oral health for years to come. For more information on our preventive treatment options, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.