Biannual Dental Checkups and Cleanings
Taking consistently good care of your teeth and gums at home is essential, but so is seeking regular preventive care with your dentist. When you brush and floss after meals, you’re actively minimizing the levels of harmful oral bacteria in your mouth, freshening your breath and setting the stage for optimal oral health. However, even the very best at-home dental hygiene routine might miss hard-to-reach plaque in the back of your mouth, or certain symptoms of oral disease. Dr. Steven M. Huffstutler and our team have years of experience, and utilize advanced dental technology, to provide comfortable and effective dental checkups and cleanings.
During your checkups, Dr. Huffstutler thoroughly monitors the health of each tooth, checking for decay, wear, chips, and cracks that may lead to bigger problems later on. Also, a routine checkup allows your dentist to look for:
- Signs of gum disease
- Signs of oral cancer
- How the top and bottom teeth come together (also known as your “bite”)
- Failing or worn dental work
- The health and performance of your TMJs (also known as your jaw joints)
- Cosmetic issues, such as discolored enamel or large gums
Once Dr. Huffstutler has completed your checkup, he will discuss any problem areas, as well as potential treatment options.
The type of dental cleaning you require depends on a number of factors, including your current dental health, or the presence of dental disease. During a typical dental cleaning, your hygienist will thoroughly remove plaque and tartar buildup, then polish the surfaces of your teeth to remove any minor stains and leave your teeth looking and feeling exceptionally clean.
Is It Time for Your Next Checkup and Cleaning?
If you haven’t attended a dental checkup and cleaning in more than six months, then schedule one as soon as possible to avoid serious dental issues. To reserve your checkup and cleaning appointment, click the banner below, or call our office in Ft. Worth, TX, today at (817) 577-1444. Our office welcomes patients from all over DFW, including Dallas, North Richland Hills, Denton, the Mid-cities, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.