At every regular dental checkup, you receive care and attention capable of preserving your healthy smile. You also benefit from early treatment if you have active oral health issues. Unless your dentist sees a reason to ask that you follow a different schedule, you should plan on attending exams on a semiannual basis. With appointments scheduled every six months, you enjoy consistent feedback about your oral health, and you stay protected against potentially serious problems that can develop and worsen over time. Sunny Smiles is proud to provide preventive services to families in and around the El Paso, TX community. Remember that in addition to helping adults keep their smiles healthy, we provide pediatric dental care, too!
1. Trouble With Tartar Buildup
Tartar buildup does not require restorative dental work on its own. With that said, it does call for care at the office, as you are not able to remove deposits of tartar by brushing or flossing. The accumulation of tartar can be a problem for your smile, as visible buildup can be unattractive. Letting this substance stay in place also makes you more vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease over time. Your hygienist will identify and remove deposits of tartar at every routine appointment. When cleaning your teeth, we can let you know if a specific area or areas show a lack of cleanliness. When you know there are parts of your smile being ignored, you can change your routine and do a better job preventing problems in the future.
2. Signs Of Gingivitis
Your periodontal health may be more important to your smile, and your overall well-being, than you realize. Tooth loss is most likely to be caused by problems with advanced gum disease. An infection is also a concern because it can interfere with your management of other health troubles. At a routine checkup, your dentist can identify the symptoms of gingivitis. When an infection has formed, we can treat the problem by arranging for you to receive a special periodontal cleaning.
3. Trouble With Tooth Decay
Tooth decay will have to be treated with a dental filing or dental crown. Until that treatment occurs, your enamel will experience more damage, and you will face the risk for the formation of an infection. Because every exam involves a close check of your teeth, your dentist is able to catch cavities that develop early. The treatment of smaller cavities preserves more of your tooth structure, which makes treatment easier and less involved.
Talk To Sunny Smiles About Scheduling Your Next Dental Checkup
Sunny Smiles can provide important smile care at every routine dental exam you schedule! In addition to thoroughly cleaning your teeth to remove tartar and plaque, we can provide a close check to find problems that require professional services before they worsen. To find out more, please contact our dentist’s office in El Paso, TX at 915-849-9000.