Protecting Your Healthy Smile
Dental care isn’t always about treating dental issues. In fact, the most important aspect of professional dentistry is protecting your smile by preventing issues from developing in the first place. By sticking to a regular schedule of dental exams and cleanings, you can partner with your dentist and dental team to ensure that your smile stays healthy, beautiful, and functioning properly for life.
Dental & Deep Cleanings
In addition to brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day, you also need to have them professionally cleaned at least once every six months at your dentist’s office. Removing oral bacteria regularly is the only way to prevent them from leading to teeth stains, discoloration, decay, and potentially tooth loss. If you exhibit signs of gingivitis (early gum disease), then your dentist may recommend deep cleaning. Also known as scaling and root planing, deep cleaning is the process of carefully removing bacteria from underneath your gums so the tissues can heal.
During every routine preventive visit, your dentist will also perform a thorough examination of your teeth and oral tissues. Using advanced imaging technology, including digital X-rays and intraoral cameras, we can detect hard-to-see signs of issues like enamel erosion, tooth decay, minor tooth cracks, bite misalignment, and more. Your exams allow your dentist to treat such issues as early as possible to help you protect a maximum amount of your healthy, natural tooth structure.
Oral Cancer Screening
In addition to your regular dental examinations, your dentist will also perform a thorough oral cancer screening during every visit. By checking for signs such as lesions, red or white patches, sores, ulcers, and other tissue abnormalities, we can help determine if you may be at risk for oral cancer. If necessary, your dentist can recommend visiting a specialist for a biopsy and detailed diagnosis.
Make Your Next Exam & Cleaning Appointment
Routine dental exams and cleanings can be the most important dental care that you receive. To learn more, schedule a visit by calling the 7Day Dental office closest to you! Our offices are located in Ft. Worth and Lake Worth, TX, and we welcome patients and their families who live in all of the surrounding DFW communities.