There’s a reason dental insurance typically pays for two cleanings every year. That’s because routine dental cleanings and exams help keep dental problems (and expenses) to a minimum. Catching issues early means treating them with our Family Dentist of Frisco team is the least costly and invasive to treat!
If you are tempted to put off those visits before you know it months pass and your teeth are not getting any cleaner or healthier. And while your daily brushing and flossing routine goes a long way to protect your smile from cavities and gum disease, they aren’t enough by themselves. Plaque buildup quickly hardens into tartar (calculus), requiring professional dental cleaning to remove. Also, any developing problems continue to go undetected, meaning they get bigger and more expensive to treat.
Routine Professional Dental Cleanings and Exams Matter
Stage 1 – Your routine dental visit is broken down into two stages, a cleaning and an exam which determine the dental care needed to ensure your mouth stays healthy. During your cleaning, we thoroughly scrape off any hardened plaque around your teeth and gum line as well as between teeth, areas that are harder to keep plaque-free at home. Then we polish your pearly whites so they feel smooth and clean when you run your tongue over them!
Stage 2 – This stage involves a checkup using dental X-rays so our dentist can detect developing issues while they are small so treatment can be done while the problems are minor. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Paresh Patel, can detect changes in your teeth and gums that will require treatment such as dental restorations. For example, fixing a dental cavity before it advances too far can help avoid a crown later.
Protecting Your Overall Health
Your oral health affects your body too! There are known links between advanced tooth decay and periodontal disease leading to inflammation that causes the following:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Pregnancy complications
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Your dental cleanings are an important part of the ongoing health of your mouth and body. Our dental team in Frisco, TX, is ready to help you protect yourself with routine professional dental cleanings and exams. Please call (469) 362-3150 to schedule!