Keeping Your Smile Healthy This Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be in search of a way to improve your smile’s health or appearance. Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, offer comprehensive dental care to help keep your pearly whites in good health. A cleaning and checkup can help maintain your oral health this holiday and beyond. In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing the benefits of these appointments.

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See Your Dentist Biannually

One of the best ways to take care of your oral health is to visit your dentist every six months. These visits allow for early detection of cavities, gingivitis, oral cancer, and other concerns. Although oral hygiene at home can prevent these problems, they can go unnoticed for several months without proper examinations. By visiting the dentist every six months, the staff can examine your smile and create a treatment plan when necessary. At home, remember to brush and floss twice a day to keep your smile fresh.

Treating Cavities And More

If tooth decay is found, restorations will need to be scheduled to save your teeth from further damage. To treat cavities, we will remove the damaged part and fill the hole with composite resin. This material is durable and blends in with the color of your grin, so you don’t have to worry about it standing out when you show off your pearly whites.

If you begin to notice that your gums are inflamed, sensitive, or have changed color, you may be showing early signs of gingivitis. At your next appointment, your dentist will be able to diagnose the problem and create a helpful treatment plan. This will include a deep cleaning that involves scaling and root planing to remove buildup from under your gumline. Depending on the severity of your infection, you may need several appointments.

Improve The Appearance Of Your Smile

For patients who are in good oral health but would like to enhance the look of their grins, we offer cosmetic treatments as well. Professional teeth whitening can help remove extrinsic staining and leave you with a brighter smile. If you have an uneven gum line, or a “gummy” smile, contouring can be done to reshape the tissue around your teeth to create a more symmetrical appearance. We also offer clear aligners for patients in need of alignment. Straightening your teeth can improve your appearance, oral health, and ability to chew, and speak. This can be achieved without braces for a more discreet option.

Visit Dr. Browne Today

Whether you are in need of a checkup or in search of cosmetic treatments, Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, can help you. To schedule an appointment, call us at 913-901-8585.