Patients who typically commit to routine preventive care visits tend to avoid dental emergencies and experience fewer issues over the years. By scheduling a regular dental checkup and cleaning in Terrell twice a year, our team at Texas Dentistry will be able to monitor your oral health and address developing problems we might find. We can prevent dental issues from starting or help you avoid more serious complications altogether. Keep reading to learn about these appointments and what you can expect from each. Feel free to give us a call if you’d like to schedule a visit, and we’ll be glad to get you set up!
While brushing and flossing your teeth every day is essential for maintaining clean teeth, they alone won’t be enough to protect your dental health. Some particles can build up in your mouth, such as plaque and tartar, which may collect in areas that are difficult to reach on your own. If left unchecked, these deposits can form a home for harmful bacteria, increasing your risk of cavities, infections, and even tooth loss.
With a biannual dental checkup and cleaning, we’ll be able to detect early signs of issues and provide the necessary treatment to address them ahead of time. Once we’ve minimized your risks of any potential problems, we’ll then thoroughly polish your pearly whites to remove bacteria, tartar, and plaque from the hard-to-reach areas in your smile.
The checkup portion of your appointment will involve one of our dentists evaluating your oral health. They’ll inspect your teeth, gums, tongue, and soft tissues, and possibly take X-rays to assess the condition of your roots and jawbone. If you have restorations like crowns, fillings, or dentures, then we’ll check their integrity to ensure they’re still successful. We’ll also be sure to provide an oral cancer screening for extra preventive measures.
Once we’ve finished, our team will discuss our findings with you. We’ll explain any issues we detect, such as a cavity or gum disease, and determine the best treatments to address them. Our team will work with you to create a specific treatment plan to get you back on track with a healthy smile. You can also ask questions about best practices and products to maintain your teeth, and we’ll be happy to recommend the items that are right for your specific situation.
After we complete your checkup, we can dedicate the remainder of your appointment to cleaning and polishing your pearly whites. Our team will use specialized instruments and prescription strength paste to gently yet thoroughly buff away plaque and stains. This will leave your teeth extra smooth and shiny while also slowing any discoloration from settling in your enamel. With a mouth full of professionally cleaned pearly whites, you’ll be able to leave our office with a brighter smile as well as a dramatically reduced chance of developing oral issues in the future!