A healthy mouth doesn’t take care of itself; you need to maintain a daily routine of thorough brushing and flossing if you want the peace of mind that comes from having a problem-free smile. And of course, you can’t forget to visit Avion Dental & Orthodontics every six months for preventive dentistry in our Dallas, TX dental office, so we can perform a comfortable, caring dental checkup and teeth cleaning to take care of minor issues before you even notice them.
At-home dental care is crucial, but regular dental checkups are an important way to make sure your teeth and gums stay in good condition. We’ll check for any issues on the teeth, gums, tongue, and the rest of your mouth so that we can intervene early if there’s an oral health problem starting to form. During your regular cleaning, we’ll remove plaque and tartar from the enamel before flossing between your teeth and finish off with a polish to freshen up your smile.
If you’ve noticed that your gums tend to bleed easily when you brush or floss lately, it may be a sign of gingivitis, or early-stage gum disease. Gingivitis can be reversed with a normal cleaning and improved oral healthcare habits, but if it progresses, you’ll need more complex forms of care in order to manage the infection and prevent your teeth from falling out. Keeping up with your regular appointments will ensure you’re never caught off guard by gum disease.
53,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer each year, and the disease claims around 10,000 lives in the same time period. Since our dentists see patients more often than regular physicians, we’re in a unique position to catch the warning signs of oral cancer as early as possible. If we find a suspicious sore or a discolored spot in your mouth, we can help you make arrangements to have a biopsy performed so that if cancer is found, it can be treated right away.
Fluoride is a very common mineral that is normally added to public drinking water and most toothpastes. Its properties allow it to actively strengthen the teeth and protect them against the early development of cavities while also killing harmful bacteria. Fluoride treatments provide you with an extra dose of this essential mineral so that your teeth will be as resilient as possible until your next cleaning. They are especially recommended for children with still-developing teeth.