Services and Treatments
Maintaining a Healthy Smile
During each visit, we look for signs of decay, gum disease, and other oral health concerns. Our professional dental cleaning removes harmful bacteria, plaque, and tartar that you cannot eliminate on your own. The first goal is to prevent these conditions, and if we detect them early, we can often address them with conservative care within your time schedule for added convenience.
What To Expect During Your Routine Visit
We will thoroughly and carefully clean your teeth during your appointment. After removing all the harmful substances, we’ll examine your teeth and soft tissues, looking for surface damage, gum inflammation, and small oral sores. At some visits, we’ll take digital x-rays to look for cavities, dental misalignment, and other concerns that might otherwise go unnoticed. We may also use our intraoral camera to get a closer look at one or two individual teeth.
Regular Dental Care’s Impact On Your Health
At-home hygiene can remove a significant amount of harmful oral bacteria, but it can’t eliminate them all. Over time, bacteria will form plaque and tartar, which erodes your dental enamel and cause cavities or tooth loss if the issue is ignored. Therefore, to keep your teeth healthy, it is essential to receive professional dental care on a regular basis so that we can catch cavities or other issues early before they cause further issues.
When To Schedule Your Checkups And Cleanings
You should make routine dental visits every six months. However, if you have a history of gum disease or frequent cavities, you may need to schedule visits more often. Children should have their first dental appointment by the time their first tooth comes in or by six months of age. As an adult, you should make regular appointments, even if you are missing teeth and wear a prosthetic. At these visits, we can monitor your gum health to prevent periodontal disease, gum recession, bone degeneration, and related symptoms.
Schedule An Appointment Today
You deserve a beautiful smile and dental treatment suited to your unique needs. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Gentle Smiles in Dallas, TX, today at 972-329-7645 (972-329-SMILE).