Preventive care is the foundation for all dental offices, and it is no different at DFW Absolute Dental. Unfortunately, too many people forgo their six-month appointments for a multitude of reasons: time, money, dental anxiety, denial of oral health problems, etc. These visits are not only crucial to maintaining optimal oral health, but they can prevent problems from developing or stop them from progressing into more advanced stages. Dr. Shahdad and her team want you to have a smile you can be proud of, and the first step to achieving that goal is with a regular dental checkup and cleaning. To schedule yours today, call our office.
When arriving for your dental checkup, our staff will offer a kind welcome before escorting you back to a treatment room. If necessary, one of our skilled dental hygienists will take digital x-rays before beginning your checkup and cleaning. This will provide Dr. Shahdad with an overall view of your entire oral cavity and structure, allowing her to see if any problems exist beneath the gum line. Since many problems cannot be seen by the naked eye, we cannot solely rely on a visual examination to tell us everything.
During your visit, Dr. Shahdad will look for any abnormalities while checking your teeth, gums, and other soft tissues. It is at this time she will also perform an oral cancer screening. Since this deadly disease relies on early detection for successful treatment, this quick and painless examination will be over before you even realize it has begun.
Once she is finished with her examination, she will discuss any problem areas she finds and suggest a recommended treatment plan, in addition to tips and techniques that can be used at home to improve your oral health.
Your six-month visit will also include a thorough dental cleaning, which will be performed by one of our dental hygienists. Using specialized tools, they will begin by charting your gum pockets to ensure there is no cause for concern as it pertains to gum disease development. Next, they will remove any plaque and tartar build-up around your teeth and gums to prevent it from spreading beneath the gum line. Once they are finished, your teeth will be flossed and polished, leaving you with a clean, refreshed smile.
It is not only the recommendation of Dr. Shahdad and her team that you come in twice a year for regular dental checkups and cleanings, but it is also recommended by the American Dental Association. Your oral hygiene is closely connected to the rest of your overall health, so when a problem develops in your mouth, you can expect another to develop elsewhere in your body. Because the mouth comes into contact with everything we consume, it makes perfectly good sense for this connection to exist.
This is why taking care of your teeth and gums is so important. Should tooth decay, gum disease, or even oral cancer develop, it can all lead to harmful, dangerous conditions within the body. The result is usually significant amounts of time and money being spent to treat a variety of both oral and overall health conditions that may have been preventable in the first place.
Dr. Shahdad understands you are busy but taking 30 minutes to an hour twice a year to have your smile properly cared for can ultimately save you thousands of dollars in the long run.