We want to see patients of all ages every few months for a checkup and dental cleaning. Even if you brush and floss daily from home, you still need to see our team for preventive visits, as this allows us to keep an eye on your oral health and keep major oral health issues from developing. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist discusses the importance of a checkup and cleaning, and why you should schedule one as soon as our doors open again.
The Dental Checkup
The checkup portion is a chance for our team to take a close look at your smile. Using advanced technology, we will carefully look at your teeth, gums, and oral structures, above and below the gums, to identify any developing areas of concern. For example, the early warning signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease. We also screen for oral cancer. The sooner we identify common oral health issues, the sooner can create a treatment plan to correct the issue and return your smile to optimal health and function. Kids two and older and adults should have an exam every six months. However, if you have high risk factors for gum disease, we may suggest one every three to four months to better manage the disease and prevent complications, including adult tooth loss.
Cleaning Your Teeth
Our team will also clean your smile, which means employing an ultrasonic scaler and a manual tool to remove buildup from the smile. Removing plaque and tartar not only freshens your breath and brightens your teeth, but also lowers your risk of problems like tooth decay and gum disease. After we remove the buildup, we thoroughly polish the smile as well. In a matter of minutes, we help strengthen your oral health!
Remember, we’re still here for emergency issues, such as sudden pain or discomfort, or injuries such as cracked or chipped teeth. We can see you and offer treatment to avoid complications and ensure a strong, healthy smile. When you visit our office, we will be following strict health and safety guidelines to protect our patients and team. You won’t have to share the waiting room, and in between each visit we will clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT PREVENTIVE DENTAL CARE?
We suggest routine care to help safeguard our patients from the onset of common issues, such as tooth decay or even periodontal disease. To learn more about treating oral health issues and preventing future problems, then 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.