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The Importance Of Regular Dental Cleanings

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When you visit the dentist every six months for a routine checkup and cleaning, you can maintain a healthy smile with professional care. Regular exams help us detect developing oral health problems in their early stages to provide conservative treatments before they get out of hand. By safeguarding your smile with a preventive attitude, you can remove plaque and tartar before they cause harm.

At your Katy, TX dental practice, we can examine your smile and provide the value of regular cleaning. When you visit twice per year, we can review your daily oral hygiene practices and let you know if certain areas require additional attention. If it has been a while since your last visit, please give us a call because it is never too late to get back on track to take care of your teeth!

The Necessity Of Professional Dental Care

Many oral health problems evolve over months, and you may not notice their symptoms until well into their development. By avoiding the dentist until you feel a symptom such as a painful toothache, it is often too far along to prevent an issue that could have been treated much earlier. When you attend your dentist regularly, we can closely examine your smile for signs of disease. To aid our diagnosis, we use modern imaging technology to capture high-precision digital photographs of your teeth and jaw. This helps us spot problems like cavities before they lead to infections of the inner pulp chamber. We could also detect gingivitis while it is still in its reversible first stage. Routine exams help us detect constant grinding to provide an interventive treatment before you wear away too much of your protective enamel.

Protecting Your Smile At Home

At your dental visits, we will discuss best practices for maintaining a healthy smile at home. While professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar deposits, your daily brushing and flossing will remove sticky plaque film before it has a chance to harden and cause cavities. If you make an effort to cut back on starch and sugary drinks and snacks, you can greatly reduce the material that oral bacteria feed upon. Tobacco in any of its many forms can be quite destructive for your teeth and gums, so by ceasing its use you can help prevent oral cancer, discoloration, gum disease, tooth decay, and more.

Speak With Your Katy, TX, Dentist About Receiving A Cleaning Today

We enjoy getting to know you and your family as you return for routine dental checkups. By staying on top of your cleanings and exams, we can help protect your smile together. To learn more about our preventive treatment options, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 and schedule a visit.