IN LIBERTY HILL, TX
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends regular dental visits, at intervals determined by a dentist to maintain optimal oral health. Most people need to schedule an appointment every six months, while some may require more frequent care. When you come in to see us, you will get your teeth cleaned to keep them bright and healthy. We, at River Ranch Family Dentistry, are committed to providing quality care and strive to keep your smile healthy for years to come!
Why Do I Need Dental Cleanings?
Regular dental cleanings are essential, not just to maintain healthy teeth, but to prevent a host of dental problems. Professional cleanings have been shown to decrease the risk of developing gum disease, cavities, periodontal disease, and bad breath (halitosis).
Professional cleanings prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar, which can cause gum disease and tooth decay. Gum disease develops when your body’s immune system reacts to tartar buildup, resulting in inflamed swollen, and bleeding gums.
Professional cleanings along with proper oral health care at home can reverse the progression of early stages of gum disease known as gingivitis. Periodontal (gum) disease left untreated can result in bone and tissue damage, potentially leading to tooth loss. Additionally, a link has been shown between gum disease and an elevated risk of heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and more. Keeping your gums healthy will contribute to your overall health and wellness.
What Should You Expect?
Our dental hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar buildup around your gum line and between your teeth using a scaler. We will use a gritty polisher to remove any tartar left behind. The last step is flossing to ensure no plaque remains between your teeth.
Your visit will include a detailed examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth. We also screen for oral cancer, which is treatable when caught in its early stages. Our goal is to help you maintain optimal oral health and prevent any problems from developing or progressing.
Caring For Your Teeth at Home
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily. Brushing and flossing will remove plaque and prevent it from hardening to tartar, which can only be removed at a dentist’s office. Meticulous oral care will leave you with a healthy mouth and a confident smile!
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Contact River Ranch Family Dentistry to schedule your checkup and professional cleaning today. Our experienced and caring team is committed to providing quality preventative care to ensure you have less dental problems in the future. We strive to keep your smile healthy for a lifetime!