Dallas, TX Dentist Reviews the Need for Important Preventive Treatments

Written by Dr. Lin on Jun 9, 2015

We all know that that taking proper care of your teeth is the best way to ensure a lifetime of oral health. But we all have busy lives filled with obligations, and sometimes routine oral health care can fall to the bottom of your to-do list. The Dallas, TX Dentist understands, so we make it as easy as possible for you to get the preventive care that you and your family need.

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Food and beverages that are consumed during the day stick to the surfaces of our teeth. This creates the substance we know as plaque. Since plaque buildup is not obvious, you may not even be aware of the presence of these bacteria until you have a dental problem. Scheduling professional cleanings twice a year is critical to monitoring plaque build-up so action can be taken.

Thorough Dental Exams

An equally important step in your preventive oral health care is regular comprehensive dental exams. This allows our dentist to identify any underlying issues and address them before they become painful and costly to treat.

Application of Fluoride

Fluoride is important for keeping teeth healthy and strong. It is available through topical applications in the dental office as well as tooth paste and mouth rinses. Another great source of fluoride is non-bottled drinking water.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are used to fill in tiny crevices on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. Children especially benefit from the application of sealants used to protect their permanent teeth.

Daily Brushing and Flossing

If you’re not sure which products will be most effective for maintaining your daily oral health, your dental hygienist will be happy to guide you in selecting the proper oral health products. Diligent at-home oral hygiene is one of the most effective and least expensive ways to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

If you’re overdue for a dental exam or cleaning, please contact our Dallas, TX Dentist office to arrange your semi-annual dental cleaning and examination. Take simple steps to protect your teeth now, and avoid more complicated problems later!