February 7, 2018
Every day you wake up and brush your teeth. Sometimes you forget to floss—but shhh! Don’t tell your dentist, right?
Unfortunately, even when you think you’re taking okay care of your smile, visiting your cosmetic dentist in Carrollton can tell you otherwise. And this isn’t to be negative or discourage you from taking better care of your smile—it’s to do the opposite.
Preventive care appointments allow your dentist to catch oral health problems very early on so that they can be addressed, keeping your smile truly heathy for years to come. Learn more about why preventive care is so important in this week’s blog post!
Don’t Skip Out on Your Dental Visits!
When you think about visiting your Carrollton dentist, you might not even want to schedule your appointment. Many patients see dental visits as an inconvenience or speed bump in their busy day. But the truth is that prevention is the key to keeping your teeth and gums in great condition.
Here is what you can expect when you visit our office for your regular dental appointments twice a year.
The start of a preventive appointment will begin with images takes from dental x-rays. Your dentist will be able to view the inner and outer workings of the mouth, seeing issues that could reside below the gum line. These images will be added to your file for future reference.
Once your dentist has captured several dental x-rays of your mouth, they will carefully examine your smile to check for abnormalities in your smile. This time is used for screening for warning signs of common oral health conditions including:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- TMJ disorder
- Oral cancer
Then, your dentist in Carrollton will clean between each tooth and below the gum line, removing harmful materials from your smile. Cleaning plaque and tartar buildup is essential to your preventive care as it will ward off tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and many more dental conditions. Plus, you’ll love how squeaky clean your teeth feel after your visit!
Personalized Treatment Plan
The end of your appointment will consist of a discussion about what your dentist may have seen during the visit. This is the time to address concerns if they have any, discuss the best treatments for you to treat your smile, and plan services for the upcoming year that fit your budget and lifestyle.
Has it been longer than 6 months since your last visit? It’s time to find out if your smile is truly healthy!
About Our Office
Here at DD Family Dentistry, we know that regular dental appointments will save your smile from dental pain, excessive bills, and keep your teeth and gums strong for years to come. Don’t avoid visiting your dentist—they are here to help you! Give your smile the care it truly needs by giving us a call to schedule your preventive care visit.
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