Your six-month dental cleanings not only help prevent tooth decay and gum disease, but they also help you in your fight against stroke, heart disease, and oral cancer. That is because infections in the mouth can impact other areas of the body through the bloodstream. Our KidsKare P.C. team would like to share some thoughts with you today about your smile and your health.
Even though oral health disease is highly preventable, it is also one of the most chronic diseases affecting patients today. Along with your daily brushing and flossing habits, routine dental cleanings and exams help provide maximum protection against dental caries and gingivitis.
So what do our dental specialists do for you at your professional teeth cleanings?
-Review any changes to your health and note any medications you are taking.
-Check for signs or symptoms of cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer. We also take dental X-rays once a year to help us do this.
-Rid your teeth of hardened plaque (tartar) using dental instruments tailored specifically for the job. We also floss thoroughly around the gumline and between teeth.
-As we clean we remove tooth stains that have built up since your last cleaning and polish your pearly whites to restore their brightness.
-Review your oral hygiene care with you and answer any questions or concerns you may have about your smile.
-Offer treatment recommendations for oral issues we uncover. We may refer you to another oral health care specialist, run additional diagnostic tests, or schedule dental restoration such as fillings, crowns, or other dental treatment.
Having a healthy smile benefits your well-being and your outlook and we offer professional dental cleanings and exams to give you the smile you deserve. Please call 575-532-5437 if you would like to schedule a cleaning at a location near you!