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Understanding The Importance Of Dental Exams

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Even if you are vigilant about brushing and flossing your teeth, it is crucial that you still visit the dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and an exam. While your teeth and mouth may appear to be in good shape, there could be harder-to-notice issues at hand. When this is the case, you need a professional to assess your mouth and determine if everything is healthy and, in case it isn’t, suggest an appropriate treatment plan. In today’s blog, your Dallas, TX, dentist discusses the importance of dental exams and cleanings. 

Why You Need A Professional Cleaning

While you may brush and floss every day, plaque and tartar can still build up. There is only so much your at-home routine can mitigate, so sometimes you need a professional to help. Our highly-skilled staff uses advanced technology and tools to help thoroughly clean your smile, ridding it of built-up tartar and plaque. Moreover, this is a great opportunity for us to tend to your gums and ensure they are as clean as possible. Finally, a professional cleaning will help make your mouth feel fresh, giving you a boost to your confidence! While you are in our office for a visit, please feel free to ask us about cosmetic procedures as well, like professional teeth whitening. 

Dental Exam And X-Rays

Once we clean your teeth, our dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth. During this time, we can utilize tools, such as x-rays and intraoral cameras to assess the state of your smile. Not only can we see if dental problems like cavities or periodontal disease are present, but we can also look for other issues that could be tied to larger health problems. Your mouth is something of a window into your overall health, and sometimes there are symptoms present in your oral cavity that indicate other issues. For instance, we can identify symptoms that could be tied to leukemia, high blood pressure, oral cancer, immune abnormalities, and more. Additionally, when you visit us regularly, we can keep track of any developments more closely and suggest appropriate treatment plans in a timely manner.

One of the most important tools at our disposal is x-rays. These help us identify hidden dental issues like bone loss, cavities, and masses. Discovering these quickly is important, so we can treat any issues before they develop into more serious problems that require more intrusive treatment. 

Contact Us To Schedule An Appointment

If you have any questions about dental exams, cleanings, or x-rays, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can call SILK Dental Wellness in Dallas, TX today at 214-969-7455, or use our online request system. We look forward to hearing from you.