Safeguard Your Smile with Preventive Dentistry

dental office CarrolltonDid you know that visiting our dental office for regular checkups and cleanings could save you money and save your oral health? Preventive dentistry involves catching dental problems in their earliest stages to avoid the need for costly and invasive procedures for conditions that have gone untreated. Moreover, preventive dentistry can save your teeth, gums, and even your life.

During annual oral examinations, our dentist will conduct a thorough evaluation of your overall oral health. With diagnostic technology such as radiography and other specialized equipment, our team can reveal conditions undetectable to the naked and untrained eye. Not only can our dentist reveal oral health problems such as cavities, our team also provides oral cancer screenings and like many other health conditions, early detection is important for increasing the likelihood of a favorable recovery. [pullquote]Preventive dentistry involves catching dental problems in their earliest stages to avoid the need for costly and invasive procedures for conditions that have gone untreated.[/pullquote]

In conjunction with regular oral exams, you should receive a professional cleaning every six months. Cleanings are an integral component to preventive dentistry and protecting your oral health because only tools used by dental hygienists can truly clean teeth. If you have tartar buildup—especially along and under the gum line, you cannot remove this substance by home-care such as brushing and flossing. By keeping tartar buildup in check and receiving professional cleanings, our team can help you prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Untreated tooth decay and gum disease can reduce your quality of life and wreak havoc on your oral health. Teeth, unlike other tissues in the body, cannot self-repair. When a tooth is damaged by injury or decay, the problem can only worsen without professional treatment. The same is true for gum disease; when gum disease goes untreated, it advances into a chronic condition that can only be managed, not cured.

By committing to receiving preventive care and conducting meticulous oral hygiene at home, you can address potential health conditions before they advance into problematic diseases.

To learn more about protecting your smile or to reserve an appointment with our dentist, contact the office of Dr. Kimberly Capua. Call 972-418-1811 to schedule your visit today.