Every six months, we urge our patients and their families to schedule a visit so we can examine their teeth and clean them. We also recommend this preventive visit in order to preserve natural teeth and safeguard smiles against serious complications. Let’s talk about the benefits a checkup and cleaning offers people in Garland, TX.
Your Dental Checkup
The checkup allows us to assess the current state of your oral health. Employing advanced technology, we will carefully look at your teeth and gums, including what’s underneath the gums. We also examine your jaw joints and the soft tissues in your mouth. We’re looking for the indicators of tooth decay, dental infection, TMJ disorder, and bruxism. We also want to assess your risk of developing gingivitis or gum disease, and perform a screening for oral cancer. The earlier we identify trouble areas, the sooner we employ treatment. Identifying and treating decay early means you don’t develop an infection, and being able to reverse gingivitis before gum disease occurs means better oral health. An exam every six months is absolutely crucial for healthy smiles.
The Cleaning Process
During your visit, we will also clean your teeth. With an ultrasonic scaler and manual tool, we remove all plaque and tartar from your teeth. The result of bacteria breaking down food particles, plaque could weaken tooth enamel and inflame gum tissue, leading a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The cleaning also helps brighten teeth and fresher breath as well. These visits benefit adults and children aged three and older, so be sure to schedule visits for your entire family. If we find you have higher risk factors for developing gum disease, then we may suggest a visit every three to four months.
Protecting Your Smile
During your routine visit, we will also discuss ways to protect your smile in between visits, limiting plaque buildup and helping to prevent cavities and gum disease. We will discuss proper brushing and flossing, which must be performed daily to remove food particles and safeguard your smile. We can discuss healthier snack habits and offer parents tips for ensuring children enjoy optimal oral health. If you have any questions about our checkups and cleanings, or if you’re ready to schedule a visit, then please contact our team today.
READY TO SCHEDULE AN EXAM?
If you haven’t seen the dentist lately, then why not schedule a checkup and cleaning? We will help you and your family enjoy optimal oral health for year to come. For more information on our preventive dental procedures, schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.