General dentistry refers to treatments like dental checkups and cleanings, which can benefit smiles of all ages and help prevent major issues down the road, such as tooth decay or gum disease. We also have treatments specifically designed for the little ones in your family. At our Paris, TX, dental office, our team talks about the benefits of general dentistry.
Dental Checkups And Cleanings
A dental checkup is recommended every six months for people of all ages, starting as early as age two. The exam is a chance for us to monitor your smile. Serious issues that threaten smile stability, such as decay or infection, or gingivitis or gum disease, don’t form overnight. Which means a visit every few months allows us to catch these concerns in the early stages. In fact, we can often identify and treat them before you experience painful symptoms like toothaches and bleeding gums. To make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy, we implement digital x-rays and intraoral camera technology.
In the same visit, our team will also clean your teeth. The dental cleaning involves removing all plaque and tartar from the teeth with an ultrasonic scaling device, which uses gentle vibrations to break up and remove buildup. We then polish the teeth, which not only threatens them, but makes it more difficult for plaque and tartar to form on the surfaces of the teeth.
For children, we also provide checkups and cleanings, so we can monitor their smiles and watch for issues that develop with time, such as dental misalignment. We can also discuss preventive treatments to help strengthen enamel and lower the risk of tooth decay, which could include fluoride treatments during the checkup and cleaning appointment, or dental sealants to provide a protective coating for the hard-to-reach molars. Our team will also talk about good oral hygiene habits with your kids, and help them understand the importance of caring for their smiles. Regular visits have also been shown to reduce dental anxiety in children!
Care at Home
We want to make sure you’re caring for your smiles at home in between your office visits. Everyone needs to brush twice a day, in the morning and again at night for two minutes each session. Flossing is also crucial every evening. Try to also reduce your consumption of foods and drinks high in sugar. If you have any questions about protecting your oral health with general dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. Everyone deserves to have a healthy and beautiful smile, and we’re here to help!
Speak With Your Paris, TX, Dentist About General Dentistry
We would like to help you and your family enjoy good oral health and beautiful smiles. If you would like to learn more about general dentistry, please contact Paris Dental Arts in Paris, TX at (903) 784-4802.