Healthy teeth and gums don’t just happen on their own; they result from regular care that includes brushing, flossing, and regular checkups with your dentist at Dental Specialists & Implant Center at The Woodlands. Brushing and flossing are integral to maintaining oral health because they remove food particles and plaque from your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film constantly forming on your teeth and contains acids that irritate your gums and cause tooth decay if you don’t remove it regularly. Visiting the dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning is the best way to keep your mouth healthy. During the exam, your dental professional will evaluate the health of your teeth and gums and look for any potential problems or signs of decay. Your dentist will also clean your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar buildup that can’t be removed through at-home care.
How Often Should I Go For Preventive Care?
During these routine appointments, your dentist will perform an oral exam that looks for tooth decay and gum disease signs. If they find such signs, your dentist will most likely recommend appropriate treatment to prevent future complications. While you may brush and floss diligently every day, getting professional cleanings and exams twice a year at the dentist’s office will help to ensure that you’re on track with your at-home care. That’s because your dentist is trained to spot early signs of decay and other oral health concerns that we may not be able to observe at home. The sooner we catch a problem, the easier it will be to treat.
The Benefits of Preventive Dental Care
We offer several preventive services to help you maintain your oral health. Every checkup includes a thorough oral exam, during which we will screen for signs of common oral health issues. If we find a cavity or other damage, we can repair the damage in just a few appointments with tooth-colored fillings. Our dentists may also recommend professional teeth cleanings to remove buildup from the teeth and below the gum line and to reduce the risk of periodontal disease. We can provide additional preventative services, such as fluoride treatments and oral cancer screenings, to further reduce your risk for decay and other oral health concerns. If you suffer from any of these conditions, we can provide treatment to restore the health of your teeth and gums.
Preventive dentistry is any dental treatment or procedure to prevent future dental problems. For the best dental care, visit Dental Specialists & Implant Center at The Woodlands at 3117 College Park Dr #230, The Woodlands, TX, or call (936) 231-8937.