Have you attended your first checkup and cleaning of 2021? Routine exams and dental cleanings help improve the beauty and health of your smile, and the smiles of your family too. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist will talk about the benefits of seeing us every six months for one of these visits, and discuss better oral hygiene habits at home.
Checkups for Adults
When was the last time you stopped in for a checkup? We know that life is busy, and also that the pandemic may make you nervous about heading into the office. Well, our team has implemented a number of new procedures, and added new technologies to help clean the air and surfaces around the office. We will wear PPE, including mask, face shields, gowns, and gloves, and we take steps to limit the number of people we see in a day to prevent crowding the waiting room. Remember, a checkup is a chance to watch for issues that impact adults, like gum disease, TMJ disorder, bruxism (chronic teeth grinding), and oral cancer. We also watch for signs of tooth decay too! The sooner we diagnose these issues, the sooner we can address them with treatment.
Exams for Kids
For kids two and older, an exam is a chance to make sure the teeth are erupting and falling out on schedule, and to watch for the earliest warning signs of tooth decay. The pandemic has seen a rise in cavities since many children snack more often and have had their usual schedules upended. In addition to keeping little smiles healthy, we also have a chance to help them better understand their oral health, how to safeguard their smiles, and routine visits limit the risk of dental anxiety in their teen and adult years.
Cleanings and Homecare
During the visit, we will also use an ultrasonic scaling device and a manual tool to remove all plaque buildup on smiles both young and old. A cleaning helps lower the risks of bad breath, teeth stains, tooth decay, and gum disease. We also talk about how to better care for your smile at home. Routine care in between office visits also helps reduce the risk of serious plaque buildup and boost oral health. If you have any questions about dental checkups and cleanings, or about scheduling an appointment for you or a member of your family, then contact your team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY?
Our team wants to help you preserve the health of your smile with preventive care. To learn more about our exams and cleanings, 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.