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Dental Exam: Protecting Your Teeth

When was the last time you went to the dentist? If it has been longer than six months, it’s time to go again! The American Dental Association recommends seeing your Houston dentist for a dental exam every six months. They also recommend getting x-rays once per year. Dental Exam Dental exams are a standard procedure in conservative dentistry. Conservative dentistry emphasizes protecting teeth rather than just treating problems. When you receive a dental exam, your dentist checks for problems such as plaque buildup, cavities, and periodontal disease. Getting an exam is pretty simple. First, fill out an appointment form. (Pro tip: use our handy online form for fast, easy appointments!) Second, visit your Houston dentist on your appointment date just before your scheduled time. Third, sit back and relax while the dentist checks your teeth. Dental exams are generally painless unless you have an infection or bad tooth decay. If you…

. Posted in Dental Cleanings . May 12, 2017

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Fluoride Treatments and Cleanings Protect Teeth

When is the last time you went to the dentist? If you can’t remember, it’s time to go! A regular checkup for dental cleanings at the dentist is not a scary experience. Even when your dentist finds something, early detection means easier treatment. The American Dental Association recommends seeing your Houston dentist twice per year. Furthermore, you should also get x-rays once per year. The main component of a dental checkup is a cleaning and sometimes a fluoride treatment. Dental Cleanings If you’re afraid of seeing the dentist, this is the best procedure you could do. It’s painless and helps keep your teeth healthy so you don’t need to come back for extensive work. Dental cleanings seek to remove plaque from your teeth. Plaque is bacterial waste material. If it builds up, it protects the bacteria, allowing them to feed on your teeth or get under your gums. When plaque…

. Posted in Dental Cleanings . Feb 17, 2017