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Artistic Smiles
Angela Gonzalez, D.D.S.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

How can we help you?

Dr. Angela Gonzalez knows that informed patients tend to experience fewer oral health problems. When you understand the benefits of dentistry and the consequences of putting off needed dental treatment, you'll be more motivated to be proactive with your oral health.

That is why the team at Artistic Smiles, always welcomes and encourages your questions. We will thoroughly explain why you need dental treatment, and we use technology like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras so you can clearly see the problem for yourself. If anything isn't clear to you, just let us know, and we'll take the time to explain it in detail until you feel confident about making a treatment decision.

Many of the questions we hear most frequently at our Nassau Bay, TX dental office are listed below. If you don't see the information you need, please call us at (281) 316-8900, and we'll be happy to assist you.

General Dentistry

Receiving regular dental checkups is an integral part of maintaining or establishing good oral health. Dentists are trained to look for early signs of a number of oral health conditions and other issues that may affect your general wellness.

What Your Dental Exam Involves

Many people are surprised to learn that oral checkups are incredibly thorough. Our Nassau Bay, TX dentist will look for signs of everything from untimely tooth wear (which can indicate stress and bruxism) to oral cancer.

Regular visits to the dentist can also save you time and money. For instance, visiting Artistic Smiles twice a year gives our team an opportunity to detect cavities (caries) in their earliest stages. Early detection means that we can provide you with very conservative and cost-effective restorations. Waiting too late to fill a cavity allows the decay to deepen, affect more of the tooth, and require a larger restoration such as a dental crown to fix.

Routine Teeth Cleanings Are Important

In addition to having routine checkups and committing to a thorough oral hygiene routine, teeth cleanings are necessary to control plaque and tartar buildup. A dental cleaning is the only way to remove tartar accumulation. You should schedule two cleanings per year, every six months. Having regular cleanings also helps prevent periodontal disease.

Please call our Nassau Bay, TX dental office to arrange your next dental exam and teeth cleaning.

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