Professional Cleanings and Checkups
To help maintain good oral health and help you further protect your teeth, it is recommended that you have at least two professional cleanings done per year as well as complete checkups. Having this regular checkups and cleanings can help detect and prevent future issues and diseases that if caught earlier will be easier to treat.
Brushing, flossing and rinsing at home is crucial – it will help keep your teeth clean and strong. However, there are hard to reach areas that our toothbrush can’t always get to, and it is important to make sure that all our teeth are thoroughly cleaned. A professional cleaning will compliment your efforts at home by further protecting your teeth with the use of fluoride and sealants to stop bacteria from adhering to your teeth and gums.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
A teeth cleaning will help you stay on top of your dental hygiene by further protecting and coating your teeth with protective solutions to prevent bacteria and other toxins from adhering to your teeth. When there is a buildup of tartar or plaque can really damage your teeth and gums.
A professional cleaning will thoroughly clean each tooth and with the use of special tools remove any food remains and help clean the hard to reach areas at the back of your mouth. Once the cleaning is done, your teeth will be polished and then coated with fluoride. Fluoride will strengthen and protect your teeth, sealants are available as well which will further protect and repel any bacteria from adhering to your teeth. Bacteria can cause real damage to your teeth by completely removing the enamel, which is the protective film on your teeth.
Checkups are very important and necessary for several reasons, but the main reason is to help prevent, avoid and detecting issues before it is too late. A checkup will help the doctor diagnose teeth shifting which can cause a lot of problems in the future, also help catch abnormal tissue or bumps that might need checking for signs of cancer.
Here at Smile Doctors, we believe that prevention is crucial. It will not only save time but also can stop an issue from developing into something more serious that might not be as easy to fix in the future or might require more work. Regarding checkups, your dentist will carry out a full checkup for abnormal tissue in your cheeks, tongue, neck and face that can show any signs of oral cancer.
Around 10,000 people die each year from oral cancer out of the 50,000 that are diagnosed. Out of all the cancers, oral cancer is the one that claims more victims as most times it is detected once it is too late and treatment is no longer effective. We want to educate our patients about the importance of checking for oral cancer, so having regular visits to your dentist is vital. If you notice any abnormalities in the tissue or surrounding skin in your face, neck and head – please call your dentist immediately have it checked.
If you would like to book an appointment for a complete checkup or a professional cleaning, call (916) 575-7536 or come visit us at 8143 Long Point Rd., Houston, TX 77055.