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Why You Need Preventive Dentistry

Posted by Lone Star Dental Care Apr 20, 2017

No matter how excellent of an oral health care routine you are keeping at home: brushing and flossing twice a day, rinsing your mouth after every meal, etc. etc. there are still issues you might miss that can leave you vulnerable to problems such as cavities and gingivitis. Scheduling regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist can help you catch these problems and treat them quickly. The reasons why you need preventive dentistry are many. Contact your dentist and schedule a checkup and cleaning today.

Dental Cleaning

Despite your best efforts, you may have missed a plaque-covered area of your tooth while brushing. Plaque only needs around 24 hours to develop into calcified tartar, which becomes difficult to remove without the tools that your dentist has on hand. 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.

Occlusal Adjustment

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.

Perio Cleaning

Regular checkups and cleanings allow your dentist to spot the signs of gingivitis. Gingivitis is a gum disease that results from excessive oral bacteria (such as plaque and tartar) gathering along your gum line. 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.

Schedule A Visit Today!

Regular visits with our dentists will help ensure that your smile is at its happiest and healthiest. Contact us at our local Frisco, TX office at 972-335-7100.

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