Dental Checkup Houston, TX
A dental checkup is a routine appointment where a dental professional examines the smile, teeth, and gums for infection, decay, and disease such as cavities or gum disease. We will guide our patients on home care that will help them to maintain oral health between checkups. You can contact us at (713) 783-6060 to schedule an appointment or for general information.
A dental expert scrapes above and below the gum line to remove plaque, a bacterial build-up on the teeth, during a dental cleaning. Some of the patients may experience discomfort with this treatment, and that could be because of not doing floss regularly. After removing the plaque, the teeth are polished to remove any remaining material using a spinning brush and a slightly gritty paste. Afterward, the patient will be asked to rinse with mouthwash once the cleaning procedure is done.
The dentist goes over the patient's medical history, dental history, medications, ailments, allergies, worries, and anxiety during the examination. Normally a dentist will use a small mirror to check for swelling, sores, gum recession, tooth decay, and dental pockets, which can specify a gum disease. There is a possibility that a dentist may recommend home care and monitoring to help you protect the smile.
X-rays may be taken as part of a dental examination for new patients or those who haven't had any recently. These X-rays help dentists to evaluate the roots beneath the gum line. The patient bites down on a plastic piece, and an imaging machine captures that image so that the dentist can review it.
THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULAR DENTAL CARE
Our dental staff can monitor the smile for warning signals of concern and stop problems like cavities, tooth decay, and receding gums with routine dental checks every six months. During these appointments, patients will be guided about what oral care technique they should follow at home; some of the common ones are:
- Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
- Daily flossing.
- Using mouthwash.
- Avoiding activities detrimental to oral health, such as smoking.
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