Our dental experts at Afroz Burges, DDS, PA urge all of our patients to take a proactive approach when it comes to the health of their mouth and teeth. Alongside recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA), we strongly suggest visiting our Pearland, TX office twice a year for a dental exam and cleaning.
By making it habit of visiting your dentist every six months, you can rest assured that your oral health will be in good shape for the long haul. With routine exams and cleanings, you’ll be lowering your risks of developing some rather unpleasant issues such as cavities and tooth decay, gum disease, and gingivitis.
During your routine visit, your dental hygienist will see you first for a thorough cleaning. He or she will clean and scrape away all of the built-up plaque and tartar on the enamel of your teeth. After a complete polishing, your dentist will consult with you next.
Your dentist will check inside the mouth for any glaring issues, and then you’ll have some x-rays taken so a full picture of your oral health can be captured. Should your dentist discover any issues that need addressing, they will discuss your dental treatment options with you. If time permits and a procedure is necessary, we can often get started right away.
When you’re between visits to our Pearland, TX office, you must take responsibility for your own oral health. This includes brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste regularly—in the morning when you wake up, after every meal, and before going to sleep. Flossing is necessary as well, as it helps get rid of tiny food particles and debris that become trapped in the tight areas between your teeth. You should floss your teeth at least once every day.
Additionally, if you’re grinding your teeth at night or playing sports that could potentially damage your teeth in an accident, always wearing a mouthguard that’s been professionally fitted for your bite will protect the structural integrity of your teeth.