One important step to maintaining good oral health is seeing your dentist twice a year (every six months) at Dental Art, your Houston neighborhood dentist near 77057. These appointments are an opportunity not just for you to give your teeth a thorough (and much-needed) cleaning, but also for your dentist in 77057 to catch any dental problems that may be developing and address them before they get to a more advanced, and dangerous, stage.
Dental problems (such as gingivitis) do not present any signs until they have reached a fairly advanced stage, when they are more challenging to treat. The best way to prevent this from happening is by visiting your dentist twice a year for your dental exam. During this exam, your dentist will check your teeth for signs of plaque, tartar, and tooth decay. The gums will be examined as well to check for puffiness or discoloration. X-rays are taken once a year and enable your dentist to see what’s happening below the surfaces of the teeth.
Once the exam is complete, you will get a dental cleaning to clean the areas of your mouth that brushing and flossing have missed. Allowing plaque to accumulate can lead to tooth decay. The cleaning starts with the removal of plaque and tartar deposits. Following this, you’ll get a professional tooth brushing. The toothpaste used during a cleaning is grittier than regular toothpaste, which allows it to clean and polish teeth surfaces. The cleaning ends with a professional flossing and rinse.
After your cleaning is complete, your dentist will come in to discuss any issues that may have been detected during the exam. If no problems come up, you’ll simply carry on your oral hygiene routine as usual and schedule your next dental appointment at our Houston, TX dentistry in 77057.