The American Dental Association provides helpful recommendations that state patients should have dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months. Our Needville dentists agree with this timing as it is optimal for monitoring your oral health and staying a step ahead of cavities and gum disease.
The Goal of Preventive Dentistry
The whole purpose of preventive dentistry is to find and treat issues or prevent them from occurring in the first place. Just because you don’t have a toothache or bleeding gums doesn’t mean that there’s no decay or gum disease present. Often, cavities and gingivitis are present with no symptoms at all, and only your dentist can detect them.
During your family’s routine dental checkups at our Needville dental office, we look for evidence of these conditions and others. Every routine exam includes checking the condition of each of your teeth and dental work and noting any concerns.
No matter how sharp your brushing and flossing skills are, at-home oral hygiene alone isn’t enough to get your teeth as clean as they need to be. During your six-month cleanings, your hygienist removes the plaque and tartar your brush and floss leave behind.
Schedule Your Family’s Next Dental Exam
Dr. Jennifer Kunkel and Dr. Kathryn Davis are experienced family dentists who serve patients in Needville, Wharton, Boling-Lago, Fairchilds, Crabb, and all surrounding communities. Please call our helpful dental team to schedule your next appointment.