Everyone wants a healthy, beautiful smile, but there are conditions that can cause problems. The most common threats to a person’s smile are gum disease and cavities. Though these threats are common, Carrier Dentist Services can help. Through their preventative care appointments, patients can help to avoid cavities and gum disease while keeping their smiles beautiful.
Seeing the dentist is crucial for good oral health. Studies have proven those who seek dental care twice a year end up suffering from fewer cavities. Since recent studies have found direct links between gum disease and heart problems, it is more important than ever for people to make sure they are taking care of their mouth.
At each preventative care appointment, Carrier Dentist Services works to make sure the teeth are fully cleaned. Though a person makes sure they brush and floss each day, they could be missing crucial areas that make their teeth vulnerable.
The thorough cleaning carried out by the dental hygienist removes the biofilm, tartar, and plaque, so the teeth are completely clean. The hygienist also flosses the teeth and treats them with Fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that is proven to strengthen the enamel of the tooth which is the protective layer that helps keep decay out.
Once these services are complete, the patient will be sent for X-rays. X-rays are typically carried out once per year, depending on the patient’s oral health. These films are crucial for allowing the dentist to be able to see deep into the tooth structures to check for cavities that may just be beginning. X-rays can also reveal oral cancer and injuries.
When cavities or gum disease are found at these appointments, they are typically found early. When early treatment is carried out, there is less damage to the structures in the mouth.
If it is time for your preventative care appointment, contact the dentist right away. They offer Gentle dentistry for your entire family. The dentist can fully examine your mouth and will work towards making sure your smile stays healthy through preventative care.
Call them today and schedule your appointment right away.