If you want to keep your smile looking as bright and dazzling as possible throughout your life, you need to do everything you can to protect it. Naturally, regular checkups with your dentist are an important part of this process. Our team at Temple Choice Dental can catch potential problem spots and take care of them before you notice anything might be wrong. Ready for your next appointment? Schedule a visit with us today for preventive dentistry in Temple, TX!
To stop major dental problems from occurring, we recommend that you visit our dental office for a cleaning and examination at least once every six months. Maintaining a regular schedule for your dental checkups allows us to monitor your oral health closely so that cavities, gum disease, and other issues can be identified as early as possible. Furthermore, professional cleanings are the only reliable way to remove the calculus (hardened plaque) on your teeth and gums.
When your teeth are exposed to a healthy amount of fluoride, they become stronger and can’t be eroded as easily by bacteria. If your enamel has been weakened, you may notice that your teeth have become more sensitive, and they could be in danger of fracturing. A professional fluoride treatment can give your enamel a much-needed boost so that it can continue protecting your teeth. We can easily fit a fluoride treatment into a routine checkup and cleaning.
Bruxism is another word for habitual grinding of the teeth. It sometimes occurs unconsciously while you’re awake, but it’s generally more common for it to happen while you’re asleep. To keep the teeth safe from the pressure, you can wear an oral appliance called a nightguard. There are a few different kinds of nightguards that you can get depending on your needs, but their main function is to stop the upper and lower teeth from making direct contact so that they don’t wear each other down.
Roughly 48,000 cases of oral cancer are found every year, and the disease causes around one death every hour. Despite these disturbing statistics, it doesn’t get the same attention as other cancers. Luckily, at Temple Choice Dental, we don’t take any chances with your oral health. During each checkup, we’ll specifically look for discolored patches and lumps that can indicate oral cancer. If we find anything to be concerned about, we’ll let you know what your next steps should be. By taking this proactive approach, we enable patients to get treatment early and maximize their chance of a full recovery.