3 Problems General Dental Care Can Help You Avoid

There are many reasons to commit to a thorough and consistent preventive dental care routine. Cavities are a common threat, but one that you should not take lightly. Regular dental exams help you avoid trouble with tooth decay, and they also prevent problems from growing worse. Your visits also help you maintain better overall hygiene, and keep you safe against problems with gum disease. At Sunny Smiles, we are ready to help people of all ages keep their teeth in good health. While we are proud to make preventive dental services accessible to families in and around El Paso, TX, we should note that we are also here to provide treatment when problems requiring restorative dental work do occur.

1. Unhealthy Tartar Buildup

Tartar deposits form over time as plaque buildup hardens on teeth. The removal of tartar does not call for restorative dental work. However, to remove this substance effectively, you should visit your dentist. At routine teeth cleanings, your hygienist will remove unwelcome deposits from teeth so that they no longer affect your smile or oral health. When not dealt with, tartar accumulation can make you more likely to deal with gum disease and tooth decay.

2. Problems With Gum Disease

During a dental exam, your dentist will examine your periodontal health in addition to checking your teeth for possible problems. The early signs of infection associated with gingivitis should not be ignored. If there is reason to believe your gums are not in good health, we can recommend a periodontal cleaning. Gum disease that is not addressed in time can grow more severe, and that can lead to long-term consequences that are more difficult to manage than you might realize. One problem for someone with advanced gum disease to worry about is tooth loss, as bacteria can destroy the tissues that support your teeth.

3. Advanced Tooth Decay

A cavity that we identify during a checkup will be treated before it can grow more serious. Smaller cavities are treatable with dental fillings, conservative restorations that only cover the space where damage occurred. People who do not see their dentist on a regular basis can experience more complications because of tooth decay, including issues that make root canal therapy and a dental crown necessary.

Sunny Smiles Is Ready To Help You Preserve Your Healthy Smile!

At Sunny Smiles, we are prepared to help patients of all ages maintain the health of their teeth and gums. By providing important preventive services, we can keep people from dealing with difficulties that negatively impact their appearance and well-being. If trouble does affect your oral health, we can provide different treatment options that resolve the matter and restore your smile! To find out more about our practice and services, please call Sunny Smiles at our El Paso, TX dental office on N Zaragoza Rd at 915-849-9000.