If you’re like most people, your life is jam-packed with activities that demand your attention. Work and family obligations are impossible to ignore, and dental exams and cleanings can easily end up at the bottom of your to-do list.
But attending to these basic oral health care treatments regularly can actually save you time and money in the long run. At Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we know that it’s much better for your oral health to prevent problems now rather than repairing them later.
Regular Dental Cleanings – The Fast Track to Oral Health
Do you wonder why we place such strong emphasis on making and keeping routine appointments for dental cleanings? After all, you brush and floss conscientiously, and your teeth look and feel healthy.
The problem is that, when it comes to your oral health, what you don’t see can hurt you. You may not be able to see or feel periodontal (gum) disease, but we know that it can do serious damage to your teeth and gums long before you notice any symptoms.
During a professional cleaning with one of our trained hygienists, your teeth will be examined thoroughly for any signs of periodontal disease. If problems are found, an appropriate treatment plan will be developed based on your needs.
Patient Education – An Important Part of Our Job
But the hygienist’s job involves a lot more than cleaning your teeth. You are pretty much the master of your own oral hygiene routine, and it’s obviously important that you brush and floss regularly. But you need to do it in a way that helps prevent disease and decay from developing.
That’s why patient education is an important part of every professional dental cleaning. We have only two opportunities every year to provide the thorough cleaning you need to protect your oral health. The rest of the time, it’s up to you. We know that you strive to take good care of your teeth, and it’s our job to ensure that your effort is rewarded with great oral health.
Dental Exams & Digital X-Rays
The other important element of effective prevention is annual dental exams. Again, hidden problems lurking deep within your teeth can cause significant oral health concerns long before they become apparent to you. Dr. Bray will visually inspect your teeth and develop a treatment plan as necessary eliminate any threats to your oral health.
At Deep River Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we use digital x-rays that provide a highly detailed image of your teeth, and expose you to significantly less radiation than traditional x-rays. Not only do we get a better idea of what’s happening inside your teeth, but we can show you what we’re seeing to help you understand exactly what the problem is and why we need to treat it.
It makes sense – take the simple steps now to prevent problems from developing rather than facing more complicated treatment in the future. If it’s time for your routine dental cleaning and exam, please contact our office to arrange an appointment.