How Important is it to Get a Teeth Cleaning With Our Southwest Houston Dentist?
Going to the dentist is rather dreadful for many of our patients in Sharpstown and Bellaire, but it is absolutely necessary. Coming in for regular teeth cleanings is crucial, and here are some reasons why.
As a Family Dentist, We Need to Check Your Teeth and Your Children’s Teeth
We are a multi-specialty dentist office and we pride ourselves on treating patients of all ages. Teeth cleaning are especially beneficial to children because they may be more prone to cavities. This can possibly be the result of young children reaching for sugary sweets more often, but that is not the only reason. We find that especially young children may get cavities more often because they may struggle to maintain a proper oral hygiene routine that consists of correctly brushing their teeth twice a day and flossing every night.
Flossing is quite a challenge for children because they may struggle to hold the floss and reach between their molars. Unfortunately, inadequate flossing often leads to bleeding and pain in the gums due to substantial plaque build-up. Ironically, bleeding and pain will further discourage flossing, causing plaque build-up once again. Remember, plaque is bacteria, which is the main cause of cavities, and if cavities are severe, a dental extraction may be necessary. We want to avoid this.
Our Southwest Houston Dentists See Semiannual Check-Ups as Preventive Care
Even if adults and children excel at maintaining their dental hygiene, this alone will never get rid of everything stuck on and in between the teeth and gums. It's not anyone's fault, though. At our dentist office in Sharpstown and Bellaire, we use professional-grade tools to gently, yet effectively remove both plaque and built-up tartar in ways that a consumer-grade toothbrush and floss can’t.
When we complete our teeth cleanings, we also use the time to check on your oral health as a whole. We examine the bite to make sure our patients can eat and speak comfortably. If this isn’t the case, we discuss options for improving this, such as Invisalign or wisdom tooth extraction. Additionally, illnesses such as diabetes, gum disease, some cancers, and even cardiovascular disease, exhibit their earliest signs in the mouth. By coming in twice a year, our dentists can use their advanced training to treat any concerns early on, ensuring you and your family are healthy.
Visit Our Multi-Specialty Dentist Office, Which Serves Bellaire, Sharpstown, and Greater Southwest Houston
Semi-annual dental cleanings are crucial, but if you or your children are still wary, rest assured our caring, well-educated team will be there to comfort you and communicate with you before, during, and after treatment. If you are due for a cleaning, please request an appointment with us. These cleanings are also an opportunity for us to develop lifelong relationships with our patients. We look forward to giving your family bright, healthy smiles.