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Is It Time For Your Next Dental Checkup?

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When was the last time you visited your dentist? If it has been longer than a year, we suggest scheduling an appointment right away to take preventive steps toward protecting your smile. Even if you cannot remember the next time you received a cleaning, it is never too late to get back into the habit. When you put a cleaning and examination on your calendar, you receive peace of mind that you can protect against active threats going unnoticed. By removing bacteria deposits that settle on the surface of your smile, you decrease the odds of developing destructive tooth decay and gum disease symptoms. If we detect these problems during your visit, we will provide immediate instruction on how to best get them under control.

At your Katy, TX, dental office, we encourage regular checkups and cleanings to protect your smile before damage can get out of hand. When you come in regularly, you may prevent the need for more invasive, costly procedures at a later time that leave you with less healthy oral tissue than before. At Lathrop Dental Center, we believe it is always better to preserve what you have than need a restoration down the line.

Protecting Your Smile With Routine Cleanings

A healthy smile enjoys robust enamel that takes hundreds of pounds of force from your bite each day. It is this strongest material in our body that gives your teeth their natural, bright, white appearance. But without proper hygiene, your enamel can quickly come under attack. Inside your mouth, there are thousands of strains of oral bacteria that can feed on remnants of food from your meals. Bacteria, sugar, and starch can blend to form a sticky plaque film that covers your smile’s surface. By brushing and flossing each day, you remove this film, but left alone it produces an acidic byproduct that can wear down the tooth. Eventually, permanent holes, or cavities, form that destroy your tooth’s healthy material. At your checkup, we provide professional cleanings and identify when the decay process is present.

Treating Gum Infections

If we notice symptoms of gum disease during your checkup, we will recommend periodontal maintenance to get it into remission. This could include a scaling and root planing treatment that cleans bacterial deposits both above and below the gumline. After removing your plaque, the gum tissues can heal and reconnect to your tooth’s root, resolving your active symptoms.

Talk To Your Katy, TX, Dentist About Removing Tooth Decay from Your Smile

Don’t be a stranger when it comes to visiting the dentist! Your routine checkups are key to your oral health! To learn more about how our team can help you keep your smile strong, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at (832) 437-3849 to schedule a visit.