Regular Dental Checkups and Cleanings
Dental care has to be personalized because every patient’s dental health needs evolve over time. However, the one thing that remains the same for everyone is the need to attend regular dental checkup and cleaning appointments as often as the dentist recommends. Doing so ensures that harmful plaque and tartar don’t remain long enough to cause tooth decay, gum disease, and more. It also ensures that, if a problem does develop, your dentist will be able to detect it and treat it in its earliest stages to limit the condition’s effect on the rest of your oral health.
During Your Visit
Dental checkups and cleanings are the only dental appointments that everyone must attend on a regular basis (usually, at least once every six months). During your visit, your hygienist will carefully clean away all the traces of plaque and tartar (which contain harmful oral bacteria) from your teeth and gum line. This will prevent any bacteria from eroding your tooth enamel and structure or inflaming your gum tissues, which could lead to cavities and gum disease, respectively. Your dentist will also perform a visual examination to check for signs such as weak tooth enamel, irritated or discolored oral tissues, concerns with your bite alignment, and more.
Schedule Your Next Checkup/Cleaning
A regular routine of checkup and cleaning appointments is the best way to ensure that your smile stays safe. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Contemporary Dental in Bellaire, TX, today at 713-668-9119. We proudly welcome patients who live in Bellaire, Houston, West University/Southside Place, Southwest Houston, the Galleria area, and all surrounding communities.