Residents in the 75094 area: The importance of regular visits with your dentist
According to the American Dental Association, you should be visiting your dentist every six months to keep your teeth and gums healthy. By vising the dentist twice per year you are not only improving your oral health, you are also taking care of your entire body. There have been studies proving the link between oral health and overall wellbeing. Conditions such as osteoporosis, heart disease, and even diabetes can all have symptoms that first appear in the mouth. At Parkside dental, Drs. Jason and Jean Larsen stress the importance of maintaining your regular checkups to stay healthy.
What happens during a regular check-up?
During your visit, you will receive X-rays and we will check your mouth for signs of tooth decay. While these two things take up a large portion of your check-up, they are not the only part. The dentist will also evaluate your mouth for signs of gum disease. When caught early, gum disease is highly treatable and can be reversed. If left untreated, it can result in tooth loss and the need for surgery.
Your mouth will be examined for any early signs of oral cancer or diabetes, and we will evaluate your bite and jaw movement for TMJ.
Once the exam is completed, your entire mouth will receive a thorough professional cleaning to remove any plaque or tartar that brushing alone has not removed. Plaque and tartar can accumulate on the teeth quickly, and if left there they can lead to decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Once the cleaning is complete, your teeth will be polished and you will be given information on how to keep your teeth clean at home between visits.
Staying proactive about your oral health is a great way to stay healthy and catch any potential issues while they are still minor and easily treated. If you are in Murphy, or the surrounding areas of Wylie, Richardson, Garland, or Plano, call us today at Parkside Dental to schedule an appointment. We are conveniently located at 703 E FM 544 Suite 100, Murphy, TX 75094.