Routine Checkups and Professional Cleanings
On average, most patients should attend a dental checkup and cleaning appointment at least twice a year. In addition to cleaning away any plaque you might have missed, we also clean away the tartar (calcified plaque) that your toothpaste and water couldn’t remove. By sticking to a regular schedule of visits, you can significantly reduce your risks of plaque and tartar buildup leading to more serious chronic concerns, such as tooth decay and gum disease. You can also stay ahead of any issues that might develop between visits, or detect and improve any concerns you may have with your bite’s function, abnormal oral tissues, and more.
The basics of preventive care
The plaque and tartar that develop on your teeth and gums consist of hundreds of different kinds of oral bacteria. The most basic aspect of preventive dental care is to control this bacterial buildup by cleaning away oral bacteria on a daily basis (i.e., brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once). However, once plaque calcifies, or hardens, into tartar, you can no longer remove it with your dental hygiene products at home. It takes professional equipment and the experienced hand of your dentist or hygienist to successfully remove it, and the threat that it poses to your oral health.
Staying ahead of dental trouble
Cleaning away oral bacteria is an essential part of your routine dental care, and so is detecting and treating any developing issues as early as possible. For example, during every routine visit, we’ll also thoroughly check your teeth, gums, jaw, and oral tissues for signs that you may need additional treatment. That includes issues with your bite’s function, such as bruxism (chronic teeth-grinding), or conditions resulting from abnormal oral tissues, such as obstructive sleep apnea. Using digital X-rays and imaging equipment, we can offer highly precise and accurate diagnoses and treatment planning in case an issue is present.
Schedule your dental exam and cleaning
A clean smile is a healthy smile, and routine checkups and cleanings are essential for keeping yours healthy for life. To schedule an exam and consultation, call Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX, today at 972-475-2321. We also proudly serve patients who live in Rockwall, Garland, Mesquite, Wylie, Sachse, and all surrounding communities..