December 13, 2016

Value of Six-month Check-ups with Your Red Oak Dentist

No two smiles are identical. However, children through seniors benefit from six-month exams and cleanings with Allheart Dental, dentists in Red Oak.What’s the best way to keep teeth and gums healthy and shining?  Routine dental exams and hygienic cleanings with Allheart Dental Care provide superior preventive dentistry in Red Oak.

See Your Red Oak Dentist Twice a Year

All patients should see their dentist at Allheart Dental Care every six months. Do you believe that’s too often? Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic state that dental exams and cleanings are an important support twice daily brushing and flossing. Not only do they preserve gums and tooth enamel, they give health care providers a look into a patient’s overall health.

The professional staff at Allheart Dental agree. They know that frequent oral examinations and cleanings to remove harmful plaque and tartar equal fewer and less complex dental health issues. If problems do arise, treatment is faster, easier and less costly. Plus, a healthier mouth means healthier overall health, too.

The Typical Check-up

Each check-up involves careful and individualized attention, including:

  • Visual inspection of teeth for signs of decay
  • A bite check
  • Periodontal probing for signs of gum disease
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Assessment of restorations and cosmetic treatments such as fillings, crowns, bridgework and porcelain veneers
  • Digital x-rays when needed to uncover decay
  • Thorough tooth scaling

Your hygienic dental cleaning involves manual tooth scaling and polishing to remove sticky plaque and hard tartar from between teeth and the gum line. Cleaning prevents tooth decay, bad breath, tooth staining and gum disease.

Plaque and tartar come from a carbohydrate-rich diet which oral bacteria just love. If not removed, plaque and tartar build up, and gum disease can lead to gum and jawbone deterioration and even tooth loss.  Besides, the bacteria-laden biofilm is linked to systemic conditions such as heart disease, dementia, arthritis, pregnancy complications, stroke and diabetes.

The Dentist in Red Oak Devises a Care Plan

Even the healthiest mouths need treatment even if it’s maintenance exams and cleanings. Besides routine preventive dentistry, treatment plans may include restorative dental services such as:

  • Tooth-colored fillings (and removal of amalgam as needed)
  • Crowns
  • Bridgework and dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Plastic sealants
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Root canal therapy
  • Sedation dentistry
  • Emergency dental care
  • Gum disease treatment: tooth scaling, root planing and other innovative options

Cosmetic dental treatments transform smile aesthetics with:

  • Invisalign clear aligners for discreet orthodontics
  • Porcelain veneers/Lumineers to cover imperfections
  • Teeth whitening to remove stains
  • Composite resin bonding to fill chips and cracks

The dental staff enjoys interacting with patients and carefully considers their concerns to fully involve them in their dental care. Allheart Dental Care really does have a heart.

Come See Us

The team knows that the foundation of any healthy smile is outstanding preventive care. That’s why we urge you and your family to arrange your six-month check-up now. Office hours are convenient to accommodate busy schedules. Contact Allheart Dental Care for an appointment.  Besides our Red Oak location, we have offices in Grand Prairie and Arlington.

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