Vlachakis_InternalPhotos_CheckUps&CleaningsPreventative Care to Protect Your Smile

To protect your oral health and maintain your beautiful smile, it is important to schedule biannual visits at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry. Dr. Amy Vlachakis provides complete checkups and cleanings to adults and kids. By removing oral bacteria, plaque, and tartar from your teeth, she can prevent decay and serious dental damage. She will also use advanced technology such as digital x-rays and our intraoral camera to perform a through dental exam. If needed, she will create an individualized treatment plan for you or your child to restore your oral wellness and repair your smile.

Dental Cleanings

Although brushing and flossing at home is certainly important for your oral health, even the most thorough home maintenance cannot eliminate all harmful oral bacteria. During your teeth cleaning, Dr. Vlachakis or our hygienist will remove bacteria, as well as any plaque and tartar that may have accumulated since your last visit. If you have full or partial dentures, she may adjust your restorations as needed. She may also recommend further preventative treatment such as fluoride treatments and sealants, especially for children.

The Importance of a Through Exam

In addition to cleaning your teeth, Dr. Vlachakis will perform a through dental checkup, combining a visual examination with advanced imaging technology. This exam will help her to detect health conditions such as oral cancer, gum disease, or bruxism. She can also evaluate your bite to look for signs of malocclusion or TMJ disorder. Armed with this knowledge, she can determine the best treatment plan for your needs. Scheduling your routine exam could be the most important thing you do to protect your smile and your overall health.

Digital X-Rays and Intraoral Camera

At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry, we proudly use advanced technology to gain a comprehensive understanding of your oral health. Digital x-rays are similar to traditional imaging systems; however, they provide a sharper image, and they are easier to file and access for future dental treatment. In addition, they do not involve radiation exposure, making them extremely safe for your entire family. Our intraoral gives us a detailed view of the inside of your mouth. This system uses a small, handheld device for maximum comfort and convenience.

Is It Time for Your Next Checkup and Cleaning?

If it’s been a while since your last dental checkup and cleaning, then we strongly advise scheduling a visit as soon as possible. To make an appointment, call Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry today at (281) 974-4494. Located in Memorial City Plaza, we proudly serve the residents of Houston, Memorial City, Bunker Hill, West Beltway, City Center, Hedwig Village, and all surrounding communities.