Receiving Regular Dental Checkups

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Attending your dental checkups regularly provides ongoing opportunities to ensure the health and appearance of your smile. A preventative approach to smile care means identifying problem areas before they become significant, and providing the appropriate treatments when necessary. We suggest that all members of your family schedule an appointment twice per year or every six months. In today’s blog, your Sunny Smiles dentist describes the benefits of receiving routine dental care!

How Often We Clean Your Teeth

By visiting our practice for a cleaning and examination twice per year, you gain peace of mind that you are staying on top of your oral hygiene. We encourage children and adults alike to maintain this schedule, as growing mouths need just as much protection as their parents! By taking digital images of your teeth and jaw at your checkups, we create a dental record that allows us to detect when issues present. We could detect a cavity early enough to treat it with a dental filling instead of waiting for painful symptoms that may indicate progression to an infection. When your children receive regular cleanings, they learn the importance of taking care of their teeth in between visits, instilling healthy habits to last a lifetime.

Your Experience In The Dental Chair

At the beginning of your first exam with our office, we will conduct a simple review of your past experience with dental care and learn your current hygiene habits. We will then take detailed images of your mouth to get a better look at the current state of your teeth. This helps us walk through any diagnosis of existing issues. If an oral threat is discovered, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that can stabilize your oral health. We can take care of certain issues directly at your examination or plan a follow-up visit that accommodates your schedule.

Continuing Care For Your Oral Health

If we discover a problem beyond the scope of plaque and tartar accumulation, we suggest taking quick action to prevent any additional damage to your smile. If we discover an infection of the gums, we could schedule a deep cleaning to access bacterial deposits below your gumline and reduce your symptoms. Remember that caught in its first stage, gingivitis is reversible. Therefore, attend each of your dental checkups to routinely inspect the health of your gums.

Speak With Your Dentist At Sunny Smiles  About Scheduling Routine Care

When you prioritize taking care of your smile, regular dental visits can best maintain its function and appearance. Preventative dentistry can minimize cavities and keep your breath fresh! If you would like to plan your next visit, then contact our Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at *915)849-9000.