Three of the most important steps you can take in caring for your oral health is brushing, flossing, and regular checkups. The goal of these steps is to not only care for your oral health but to identify and fix problems before they become bigger.
Gum disease is one of the biggest concerns of your overall oral health. It is often painless and shows no warning signs. Brushing and flossing will keep the disease at bay, but gum disease can only be identified by a dentist, so the preventative care of semi-annual trips to the dentist are crucial.
Semi-annual dental visits will also ensure your fillings are regularly evaluated for weakness. Metal fillings has been the standard for dentists to address cavities, but filings can wear out and become damaged. Regular trips to the dentist will address any issues before they become a problem.
Semi-annual dental visits can also detect oral cancer. Early detection is the key to minimizing risk. A cancer screening is conducted each time you visit your dentist for a checkup. Be sure to tell your dentist if you have any problems with swallowing, chewing, speaking, or moving your tongue or jaw.
We are always here to help. Please contact DaVinci Dentistry at 817.251.9333 if you have any questions about your oral health. We gladly welcome patients from Southlake, TX and the surrounding area.