Regular Exams and Cleanings
We know you have a busy schedule, and it can be difficult to find time to pay a visit to the dentist; however, making time to visit us twice yearly for your regular exam and cleaning is a must! These biannual visits are the first line of defense against illness. Schedule your appointment by calling us at (972) 432-8811.
Your exam offers Dr. Kainth an opportunity to screen your mouth for any budding problems. This is important because treating a potential problem is typically much easier than treating a problem that has already taken root. For example, it is critical to catch health issues like oral cancer, gum disease, and tooth decay in their early stages.
Dr. Kainth will meticulously check the inside of your mouth for any symptoms of oral cancer. Early detection of oral cancer symptoms is extremely important in order to have the best chance of successfully treating the disease. Gum disease can affect anyone at any age, and it can be deadly.
Gum Disease Prevention
Did you know that gum disease affects nearly half of all Americans aged 30 and over? Gum disease is a chronic infection of the gum tissue.
It starts when bacteria that naturally occur in your mouth produce a coating, called plaque, on the surface of your teeth. If this plaque is not removed through consistent and effective brushing and flossing, it can harden into a substance called tartar. Tartar irritates the gum tissue and creates spaces between the tooth surface and the gums where bacteria can further settle and cause infection.
If gum disease goes undetected and is allowed to progress, it could lead to issues like tooth loss and dental bone loss. Gum disease is even associated with health problems like diabetes or heart disease. If Dr. Kainth can catch gum disease in its early stage, called gingivitis, it can most likely be easily treated with a little extra care and attention. He may give you specific pointers on how to improve your oral health routine or recommend lifestyle changes like refraining from that will improve the health of your gums.
Making your biannual dental visit for an exam and cleaning can greatly reduce your risk of suffering the consequences of gum disease.
Management of Tooth Decay
If during your exam Dr. Kainth finds evidence of tooth decay, he can recommends the best way to address the issue before it becomes advanced. Depending on your situation, we may be able to stop the progression of decay through cosmetic fillings or the placement of one or more crowns.
Why Is a Professional Teeth Cleaning Important?
Even if you practice good daily at-home care, there may be some plaque or tartar left behind where your toothbrush can’t reach. At your appointment, our team will thoroughly remove plaque and tartar and leave your mouth cleaner and healthier than before.
Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Biannual Dental Visit!
Honoring your twice-yearly visit to Dr. Kainth is an easy way to maintain your oral health and prevent future problems. Call us today and our helpful staff will help you schedule your next appointment!