Preventive Visits for the Whole Family

Prevention is the cornerstone of all health care, and when it comes to your oral health, it’s often as simple as keeping your teeth and gums consistently clean. That includes brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once every day, as well as visiting our office routinely for preventive checkup and cleaning appointments.

Cleaning Your Teeth

Routine dental cleaning is also known as prophylaxis. It’s the gentle process of removing all traces of plaque and tartar (calcified plaque) from the surfaces of your teeth and along your gum line. While good hygiene at home can help you control most of the plaque buildup on your teeth, a few spots can still remain and quickly harden into tartar. Professional teeth cleaning is the only way to remove it and prevent it from causing serious, chronic issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. The benefits of routine cleaning include:

  • A more attractive, healthier-looking smile
  • Reduced risks of cavities and gum disease
  • Less chance of needing restorative treatment
  • Eliminating or preventing chronic bad breath
  • And more

Checking Your Oral Health

In addition to cleaning your teeth professionally on a regular basis, good oral health prevention also includes thoroughly checking your teeth, gums, and oral tissues for signs of trouble. Dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease are progressive, and the sooner you detect and treat them, the less damage they can cause to your teeth, gums, and oral health. A dental checkup may include taking digital X-rays to update your dental records, or to more accurately diagnose an area of concern that your dentist detects during a visual inspection.

Keep Your Smile Clean and Healthy

The biggest threats to your smile – plaque and tartar – are also the most easily manageable with routine checkups and cleanings. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation, call the office of Gregory Wright, DDS in Southlake, TX today at (817) 481-7999. We’ve proudly served the residents of Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities since 1992.