Importance of Dental Cleanings and Exams

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Experts recommend that every see a dentist for a routine check-up at least once every six months. However, between other important appointments and the duties of everyday life, this can be easy to forget about. Some may also think this requirement does not apply to them, as they take good care of their teeth. Getting a dental cleaning and exam twice a year, however, is vital to really maintain good dental and oral health.

Did you know that only dentists can remove plaque from your smile? Plaque is a sticky substance that develops from sugar and carbohydrates, and causes decay and gum disease. It is more easily removed when newly developed, and not after a long period of time. This is one main reason why regular cleanings are so important.

During a routine dental exam, many areas of the mouth are checked for several health issues. The teeth are checked for decay, cavities, and looseness. The gums are checked for disease, abrasions, and sores. It is during these appointments that oral cancer is most commonly detected. It is important to remember that health concerns such as this are more easily treated when detected at an early stage. Do your smile a favor and schedule your dental appointments with our dentist in Houston on time.

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Importance of Dental Cleanings and Exams

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