There are a lot of changes that can affect your oral health, which may lead to discomfort. Whether you deal with a toothache, gum discomfort, or headaches, you may wonder if there’s anything you can do to achieve and maintain daily comfort for a quality of life that is pleasant and allows you to move through your days with ease. Fortunately, we offer checkups and cleanings to make sure your teeth and gums are in excellent condition, while quite easily protecting your smile against sources of possible discomfort. Ready to learn more about how you can best maintain a healthy, comfortable smile? Consider the following suggestions:
Visit Us For Checkups and Cleanings
About those checkups and cleanings – this is the good stuff. By visiting us every six months, you provide yourself with an immense gift called prevention. During your checkups, we can monitor your oral cavity and surrounding structures for changes or abnormalities. For instance, if you are showing signs of tooth decay, we can treat the problem before it causes discomfort or serious damage – the same goes for gum disease. Or, if your jaw joints have been under some strain, we can provide you with treatment to prevent side effects like jaw pain and headaches. Your cleanings will further protect you from the development of oral diseases like gum disease and tooth decay because we will remove the plaque that causes them.
Brush and Floss Daily
We will completely clean the plaque off of your tooth surfaces when you visit us for your checkups and cleanings. However, once you go home, plaque will begin adhering to your teeth right away. Between visits, you need to brush two times a day for two minutes each time you brush, while using a soft-bristle toothbrush. You will also need to floss once. This will protect you from cavities and gingivitis, which can eventually lead to severe decay, tooth infection, and tooth loss. Brush and floss – it’s that easy.
Contact Us If You Need To
Worried that something isn’t right? Suffering from discomfort? Contact us whether you just had a visit or if it’s almost time – we are always happy to hear from you and to schedule an appointment to keep you feeling comfortable and healthy.
ABOUT YOUR HOUSTON DENTIST:
At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, Dr. Amy Vlachakis (pronounced Vla-ha-kiss) and her dedicated staff strive to make everyone feel like family, while providing top-notch general, cosmetic, and family dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our Houston dentist office today at (281) 974-4494. Located in Memorial City Plaza, we proudly serve patients throughout Houston, Memorial City, Bunker Hill, West Beltway, City Center, Hedwig Village, and all surrounding communities.