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Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Dallas, TX

Stop Oral Health Issues at Their Source

Man smiling in the dental chairOral health problems, like tooth decay and gum disease, tend to start out small and unnoticeable. Oftentimes, people don’t even notice them until they begin to feel discomfort later down the line. By detecting and treating small issues now, you can save time and a lot of money in the future. Even if you care for your smile at home, this isn’t always enough. This is where cleanings and checkups come in. By scheduling a visit every six months, we can help to keep your smile in excellent shape!

Why Choose Universal Dental for Dental Checkups & Cleanings?

Why Are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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If your mouth is feeling good, you may think that skipping your dental visits wouldn’t be the biggest deal. However, doing this can cost you more in the long run. By attending professional cleanings, your hygienist will remove plaque and tartar that could eventually cause cavities and gum disease. Your dentist will also check for existing oral health issues so they can be treated early on. If small issues are left untreated, you are much more likely to need a root canal, dental crown, or even an extraction later on. By keeping your oral health in good shape, you can lower your risk of other medical problems, like heart disease and diabetes.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

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We will start by visually examining your teeth, gums, existing dental work, and overall bite. We will also take a look around your mouth for early signs of oral cancer. Usually once aa year, we will take X-rays of your mouth to ensure that there aren’t any issues going on under the surface that we cannot see with the naked eye. If we find any issues, we will create a treatment plan to restore your smile to health. If you have any questions about at-home care or dental treatment, this is the perfect time for you to ask us.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

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Even if you aren’t diligent about your daily brushing and flossing, there will still be some parts of your smile that you can’t reach. This is where your routine professional cleanings come in. Your dental hygienist will use special instruments to remove plaque and tartar that have built up on and between your teeth and along your gumline. This will reduce your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, chronic bad breath, and other oral health issues. Your teeth will then be flossed and polished to clear away any minor surface stains.

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