Fort Worth, TX
One of the easiest things that everyone can do for their teeth is come in for regular dental exams. Routine check-ups are one of the most critical tools in preventive dentistry and give our dental experts the chance to catch tooth decay, gum disease, and other conditions before they ever get serious. HomeTown Dental at Belknap offers comprehensive dental exams that give your teeth a five star treatment.
The Importance of Regular Dental Exams
No matter how careful you are about brushing and flossing every day, there is only so much you can do from your own home. To really protect your oral health, it is vital to get your teeth examined by one of our professionals. We can check for cavities, plaque, and tartar. Left untreated, these dangerous buildups do not just damage your teeth, they can even cause heart problems and diabetes. There is simply no better way of preventing problems before they become problems.
How You Can Prepare For a Dental Exam
If you are new to our office, then make sure that all your dental records and x-rays are transferred over to us ahead of time. If that is taken care of, or if you are already part of our dental family, then the best thing you can do is make sure that you are staying on top of brushing and flossing your teeth. It is also important to make sure that you are using a toothpaste that has fluoride in it. While we often apply fluoride during an exam, it is important to maintain the strength of your enamel between visits.
What You Can Expect During an Exam
Most dental exams are exactly what they sound like - a close, thorough examination of your teeth, jaw, gums, and the surrounding areas. We use many sophisticated and cutting-edge tools to do this so that we do not miss a thing. X-rays are one of the most important tools in our toolbox, and the latest generation of these crucial machines have almost no radiation. As part of an exam, you will also be receiving a dental cleaning. Sometimes we may also perform an oral cancer screening, since catching this potentially deadly disease early before it spreads throughout your mouth can be lifesaving.
How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Examined?
The official recommendation from the American Dental Association is a visit once every six months, or as often as the dentist feels is necessary. For most people, though, getting their teeth examined twice a year is more than enough to keep them in great shape. If you are dealing with tooth or gum disease, or are at risk for developing an oral condition, then we may ask you to come in more frequently so we can keep a close eye on the health of your mouth.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
There is nothing better you can do for your teeth than giving us a call today at 682-204-5735. Here at HomeTown Dental at Belknap, we are looking forward to giving your teeth the attention they deserve so that you can always be confident in your smile - and your oral health.