You have probably heard that it’s a good idea to get a dental checkup every six months, but are you aware of all the benefits from doing so? A visit to us at Dentistry on Kirby two times per year helps to prevent gum disease, save you money on future dental problems, and may even detect signs of possible oral cancer in its early stages. These are the advantages of regular examinations with our Houston dentist.
Gum disease begins from the effects of plaque and tartar. Most plaque is removed with brushing and flossing, but it can hide in your gum pockets, out of reach of your oral hygiene efforts. It then hardens into tartar. Irritation and gum redness can be a result, and they are signs of gingivitis, early stage gum disease. But a thorough teeth cleaning done twice-yearly will not only stop the advancement of gum disease, but will reverse its effects, preventing the onset of periodontitis, the later stage of gum disease, and it’s potential consequences. An oral cancer screening is simple and as with cancer anywhere in the body, early detection is closely linked to the best outcomes. If any signs are noticed, our Houston dentist will refer you to the appropriate specialist for any applicable follow-up. As for future dental problems, it’s always true that prevention and early treatment are less complex and expensive than waiting for those concerns to become more severe. For example, it is far easier to get a small filling now than it is to have root canal therapy later. And advanced gum disease can require deeper cleaning or even gum surgery. Our Houston dentist is dedicated to the goal of nipping such issues in the bud.
It isn’t difficult nor time-consuming to visit our office every six months. Why not call us right now and schedule your checkup?