Sometimes you do something once and it’s good for quite a number of years. Buying a car, updating a will, planting a tree. Let us break the news to you that good preventive dental care in Southlake, TX doesn’t work that way. No matter how great the results of your last dental checkup and cleaning, we want to see you again in about six months. When you know some of the benefits of regular preventive care, we think you’ll agree it’s a great idea.
#1: It Maintains Oral Health
You probably know we do a lot more than just clean your teeth at prevention exams. Of course our trusted dental team will remove tartar, check gum tissue and clean between your teeth. Oral health is more than just teeth, and we also check for signs of oral cancer and other issues such as discomfort from TMJs. We look for orthodontic issues in the way teeth fit together, and the way each tooth fits in the jaw. Signs of unusual wear can alert us to issues you may be unaware of, such as nighttime tooth grinding.
#2: Your Family Situation Changes
A patient who first sees us as a youngster may remember our child-friendly office. As a teen, perhaps appointments for orthodontic concerns may be top of mind. Pregnancy can affect a woman’s susceptibility to gum disease, and food cravings (for both new mom and dad) can mean a more sugary diet. We value our long term patients and enjoy watching the changes in each of their lives.
#3: Your Health Situation Changes
Oral health is not independent of your overall health. Systemic diseases like diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis can affect your oral health, and oral issues, such as gum disease (periodontitis) can affect the functioning of other parts of your body. Our doctors invest in continuing education for everyone on the team, making sure we bring the benefits of new research to your every appointment.
Regular Attendance at Dental Appointments Is Important
Don’t be a stranger to our office! Having a relationship with your dentist benefits you and us as well. 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.