With as busy and hectic as our daily lives are, it is all too easy for patients to fall behind on their schedules of professional cleanings and dental assessments. Our Dallas dentists have seen this play out firsthand, and we want to take this opportunity to encourage you to get back on track! No matter how long it has been since you have completed a dental cleaning, we are here to help you.
How do I know if I need a professional dental cleaning?
Generally speaking, patients of all ages should complete professional appointments every six months or so—this is the recommendation of the American Dental Association. Additionally, if you notice that you’re dealing with bad breath that is persistent and hard-to-treat, bleeding gums, or plaque and tartar build-up, give your dentist a call.
The real key to achieving oral health, however, is to see your dentist regularly for cleanings even if you aren’t’ experiencing dental issues. Ideally, these cleanings are preventive in nature, and they will keep you from developing oral health problems down the road.
What if I’m dealing with dentistry-related anxiety?
First, of all, please know that you are not alone! Our Dallas dental team offers a range of sedation dentistry options to help you stay calm and comfortable during treatment. Don’t hesitate to let us know what we can do to improve your experience. And remember, regularly scheduled, preventive cleanings will actually help you avoid more invasive, emergency treatment later on.
Once you re-establish your dentist-recommended schedule of professional cleanings, you’ll notice that your smile looks and feels fresher, longer. The best way to get started is to call our office to schedule an appointment. You can also reach out using the Contact Us page on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.