Yes Or No: Does This Mean My Smile Is Healthy?

It’s easy to find yourself coming up with different reasons you assume your smile is healthy. However, our Southlake, TX team reminds you that it is very important you don’t let these assumptions get the best of you. As much logic as you put into it, in many cases, it may still turn out that your smile needs professional care for an issue here or a problem there. What distinguishes a healthy smile, then, you wonder? Consider some very clear, helpful information in regard to identifying good oral health.

My Smile Feels Just Fine

If your smile feels just fine, this is not a definitive factor letting you know that it is healthy. Yes, it may feel fine, which is great! This probably means that you’re not dealing with anything that is going to require intensive or complex care. However, you could have absolutely no symptoms but still find out during a checkup with us that your oral health isn’t in its best shape and that you require something like a filling for a small cavity!

My Smile Looks Wonderful

Now, let’s talk about the way your smile looks. It is very easy to accidentally link oral health with what you’re seeing in the mirror and assume there’s a direct connection there. You may realize that your smile looks white, beautiful, and flawless, so you assume it’s in amazing condition. However, as mentioned, just because you don’t see anything doesn’t mean there aren’t any issues. You might be dealing with TMJ disorder, bruxism, a cavity you cannot see, periodontal concerns, and more.

I Just Had A Dental Checkup

Did you just visit us for a dental checkup, during which we performed a complete oral health exam? Did we tell you that your smile is in perfectly wonderful condition? If so, this is the only way you will know whether your oral health is in good shape or not: By seeing us and receiving our professional explanation that this is the case. You can try your hardest to assume that just because things seem good, you’re brushing and you’re flossing, etc., that your smile must be A-OK but no matter what, you always need your six-month checkups to be sure!

Schedule Checkups To Verify Your Oral Health

Come in on the dot, every six months, for checkups and cleanings, during which we will determine whether your oral health is on track and you’re A-OK or if you need a professional treatment to get you there. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake and surrounding areas.