Regular dental exams are an important part of maintaining your oral health. Dental check-ups allow us to remove build-up's of plaque, check for any issues, and perform a thorough cleaning. Without a regular exam, small issues may go unnoticed and turn into major issues down the road. We strongly recommend performing a regular check-up to prevent major issues and to maintain your oral health.
Our regular exams include a thorough cleaning to maintain oral health and a check-up to find and isolate any problems before they progress into a major concern. During your regular exam, we will:
Check for any problems that you may not see or feel
Look for cavities or any other signs of tooth decay
Inspect your teeth and gums for gingivitis and signs of periodontal disease such as bone loss between your teeth
Perform a thorough teeth cleaning
We will also take any necessary x-rays to evaluate the health of your bone, and further screen for any cavities or cancer lesions
Each regular exam includes a detailed teeth cleaning, in which we will clean, polish, and rinse your teeth to remove any tartar and plaque that may have built up since your last cleaning.
Visiting our office every 3-6 months gives you the chance to talk to the doctor about any questions you may have about your oral health. If you would like to schedule an appointment, click here.
BRUSH YOUR TEETH
Brushing your teeth twice a day provides many benefits to your oral health. It reduces bad breath by removing plaque from your mouth. Plaque causes bad breath due to it being an odor causing bacteria. By removing plaque on a daily basis, you will reduce bad breath.
Brushing your teeth is one of the most important aspects of preventative dentistry and it is also one of the easiest. For better results, replace your tooth brush three to four times a year, or when the bristles start to fray. Using a fluoride toothpaste also helps maintain the strength of your oral health.
FLOSS YOUR TEETH DAILY
Along with brushing your teeth, flossing is very beneficial too. Brushing is great, but that doesn't cover every area of your mouth. Flossing your teeth everyday prevents build-up of plaque between your teeth. Flossing allows you to clean the areas of your mouth where brushing can't reach.
Flossing not only removes hard to reach plaque, but it also helps removes food particles. If you have braces, you may use floss threaders to properly clean between the metal brackets. Flossing every day helps clean your mouth, but it also helps prevent oral health issues such as gum disease. Combining brushing with flossing on a daily basis is a great way to maintain the strength of your teeth/gums and prevent oral health issues in the future.
HAVE A HEALTHY, BALANCED DIET
Taking care of your oral health is more than cleaning. If you have an unhealthy diet or drink a lot of acidic drinks, then your diet can wear down your teeth on a daily basis. Even though you may brush and floss every day, without a balanced diet, you will still wear down your oral health over time.
Drinking acidic drinks, such as soda and coffee, will wear down the strength of your teeth. If drinking these kinds of drinks, try to drink them quickly. This reduces the amount of time your mouth is exposed to the high levels of acidity.
By eating a balanced diet and cleaning your teeth daily, you will be on your way to maintaining the health of your gums and teeth for years to come. We want you to have a healthy smile. Following these tips can help you achieve just that.
VISIT YOUR DENTIST REGULARLY
Regular visits to your local dentist provides significant benefits to oral health. During a regular check-up, a dentist will provide a thorough cleaning that is usually not achievable at home. These cleanings rid your mouth of plaque and tartar build-ups that occur between check-ups. Regular cleanings prevent major build-ups from occurring, prolonging the life of your teeth and gums.
Another benefit is that a dentist will also check for more serious oral health issues such as gum disease, cavities, and more. Taking care of these issues early on can prevent them from worsening, causing more significant problems to arise.
CONTACT US TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
Carrie Muzny D.D.S. is a highly-rated dentist in The Woodlands, TX area. Solving the different needs of patients in-house, we can help your family too. Give us a call to schedule your customized cleaning. During your appointment, you'll receive a thorough cleaning, oral cancer screening, we'll answer your questions, and let you know if we find anything that could turn into a more serious issue. Visit our contact page to get directions to our office and view hours.