With the end of the year approaching, this means many of us will be focused on the holiday season. Before that happens, why not schedule a visit for a checkup and cleaning? With preventive dental care, your Garland, TX, dentist perform a dental checkup and cleaning to ensure you and your family greet the New Year with a bright and healthy smile!
Why We Need a Checkup and Cleaning
Why do you need a routine visit anyway? Well, a checkup is a chance for your dentist to keep an eye on your smile throughout the year, watching for the development of possible concerns and then treating them before they pose a serious risk for your smile’s health and appearance. For example, using advanced technology, we can watch for indicators of cavities, infection, gingivitis, and gum disease. We will look for the presence of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) and for adults, screen for oral cancer. People of all ages then have their teeth cleaned, which means we remove plaque buildup from the surface of the teeth with a manual tool and an ultrasonic scaler, a process that brightens teeth, freshens breath, and lowers the risk of cavities and gingivitis.
Use Your Dental Benefits
Do you have dental insurance or a flex spending account? If so, then you know that your benefits will expire unless used by December 31st. That’s why we suggest scheduling a visit now. You can use your benefits on exams and cleanings for you family, and on any necessary treatments before the holiday season is here. Make time to improve the health of your family’s smiles and start 2020 with a brighter and healthier smile!
A Better Approach to Homecare
Our team also talks to kids and adults alike about proper homecare. While six-month visits are crucial, routine homecare daily helps protect the smile as well. Both kids and adults should start their day by brushing for two minutes with a fluoridated toothpaste. Make sure your little ones are brushing properly! At night, brushing is again needed, and everyone should floss as well to remove the bits of trapped food particles a toothbrush’s bristles may not reach. Remember to cut back on sugary foods and drinks, especially around the holidays, and to let your dentist know if you or a family member experiences pain or changes to their teeth or gums. If you have any questions, then contact our team today.
Schedule Your Latest Visit
We would like to help you and your family enjoy optimal oral health throughout the year. To find out more about our general and preventive treatments, 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.