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.