No matter how great of an oral health care routine you are keeping at home: brushing and flossing at least twice a day, rinsing your mouth after every meal, so on and so on; there are still issues that you can miss that can leave you vulnerable to problems such as gingivitis and cavities. Scheduling regular preventive dentistry appointments with your dentist can help you catch these problems and treat them quickly. Here are just a few of preventive dentistry’s benefits you’ll receive when you visit your dentist.
Despite your best efforts, you may have missed a plaque-covered area of your tooth while brushing. Plaque only needs about 24 hours to develop into calcified tartar, which is almost impossible to remove without the tools that your dentist has equipped. When you schedule regular visits with your dentist, it allows your dentist to remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up before it develops into cavities, infection, or gum disease.
If your bite is misaligned, the chewing surfaces of your teeth may not be meeting each other evenly. This can lead to issues such as bruxism, jaw dysfunctions, trouble biting and chewing your food, and increasing pain and discomfort. Your dentist can treat this with occlusal adjustment, which involves your dentist optimizing how well your upper and lower teeth fit together during the chewing process.
If your dentist notices signs of gum disease developing, your dentist can perform a perio cleaning. During a perio cleaning, your dentist performs scaling and root planing, where you dentist accesses your roots under you gums to remove plaque and tartar, preventing gum disease from spreading further.
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Regular visits with our dentists will help make sure that your smile is at its healthiest and happiest. Contact us at our local Frisco, TX office at 972-335-7100.