When was the last time you visited our office for a dental checkup? These general exams and x-rays are essential for keeping smiles strong and healthy. They can allow us to identify areas of concern early, preventing discomfort and complications. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of your dental exam.
What We Look for During a Dental Checkup
A dental exam is crucial for patients of all ages, and should happen every six months. That way we can identify oral health issues as they develop, catching them in the earliest stages, often before discomfort occurs and the stability of your smile is threatened. For example, we will watch for tooth decay, infected teeth, gingivitis, and even gum disease. We screen for oral cancer for adults, and also examine teeth from TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). For kids, we watch for factors that could increase the risk of cavities or misalignment.
But aside from the obvious oral health concerns, we can look for warning signs of other serious issues, including diabetes, leukemia, hypertension, immune system abnormalities., and more. To make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, our team will use digital x-rays!
Digital X-Ray Technology
With digital x-rays, we don’t need you to bite down on unwieldy bitewings. Instead, we can quickly and carefully examine the smile with advanced technology, capturing images in a short period of time. These will be very detailed and available instantly chairside. This means no need to wait for development, and no need for harsh chemicals either. Instead, we can walk you through the diagnostic process, and limit how much time you must spend in the chair. Plus, this option uses 90% less radiation than traditional x-ray systems!
Cleaning Your Teeth
In the same visit, our team will also clean the teeth! The dental cleaning is more through than brushing and flossing, and is able to remove all plaque and tartar buildup. Doing so helps lower the risk of issues like tooth decay and gum disease, and also fights bad breath and teeth stains too. We then polish your smile, which not only makes your teeth appear brighter, but makes it more difficult for plaque and tartar to adhere to the teeth in the months to come.
If you have any questions about your checkup and cleaning visits, or if you would like to schedule a checkup for you or a member of your family, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Dallas, TX Dentist About General Dentistry
Our team offers general dental appointments to help protect overall oral health. If you would like to learn more about the importance of preventive dental care, reach us at Silk Dental Wellness by calling (214)969-SILK(7455).