Unless you have been advised to keep a different schedule, your dental checkups should occur approximately every six months. Sticking with this routine is important – when you are consistently receiving preventive dental care, you can have an easier time avoiding trouble with tooth decay and gum disease. You also receive important updates about your oral health, and tips to help you improve your daily oral care routine. At our Prairie Village, KS dental practice, we are proud to make quality preventive care available to our patients, and we are prepared to provide restorative dental services whenever they might need to have a problem addressed.
1. You Can Keep Tartar Deposits Off Your Teeth
Tartar deposits form when plaque buildup hardens. This can happen in less time than you might think possible, which is why good brushing and flossing habits are so important. You will not be able to remove tartar on your own by cleaning your teeth at home, but your hygienist can remove any deposits that may have formed since your last exam. Your hygienist is also ready to help you avoid tartar buildup in the future by providing tips to help you brush and floss more effectively.
2. You Receive Regular Updates About The State Of Your Teeth And Gums
Dental troubles can form before you start experiencing painful symptoms. With regular exams, you can find out from your dentist if you have any problems with tooth decay or gum disease that might need to be addressed. Early detection for cavities can mean limiting the damage to your tooth structure; after the problem is identified, your dentist can resolve it with the placement of a dental filling. For problems with gingivitis, we can offer an ultrasonic scaling to return your gums to good health, and stop an infection from worsening.
3. Regular Visits Allow Your Dentist To Identify Surprising Problems
Your regular evaluations can lead to the discovery of more than just common problems like cavities and gum disease! Your dentist can help you with chronic pain due to TMJ dysfunction, and protect you against bruxism. Doing so can reduce your experiences with headaches, painful jaw movement, and more common issues. Our evaluations also include checks for signs of oral cancer, so this potentially deadly problem can be caught in an early stage, and treatment can begin sooner.
Set Up Your Next Routine Dental Exam With Dr. Browne!
Regular dental exams with Dr. Browne can help you keep your teeth in terrific shape! We are ready to help people in and around Prairie Village, KS take consistent care of their teeth and gums, and avoid problems with poor oral health. To learn more or to schedule a visit with Dr. Browne, contact our office today at (913) 901-8585.