Dental Checkups – Dallas, TX
Why Preventive Dentistry’s the Best Route to Take
As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth more than 10 pounds of cure.” This represents our outlook and approach to oral health at our Dallas office. That’s because we understand how easy it makes life to identify potential problems early and correct them, instead of waiting on them to get worse before taking action. If you’re looking to avoid painful and expensive dental hiccups, then contact us today to schedule a cleaning and expert checkup with Dr. Hamlett.
How the Dental Cleaning is Performed
Before examining your teeth, we’ll make sure that any built-up plaque and tartar are removed, which involves one of our highly-trained staff members performing a thorough cleaning. This is critical to your oral health because it eradicates harmful substances that can’t be removed by simply brushing and flossing. Furthermore, oral bacteria, plaque and tartar growth are the leading contributors to poor dental health that requires complex and costly dental treatments to restore normal function.
Instead of just cleaning the surface of your teeth, we’ll make sure that the most troublesome accumulation along the gum line is removed so you won’t have to worry about bacteria lingering and leading to the following issues:
- Gum Disease
- Unpleasant Breath
- Cavity Development
- Tooth Loss
- A Greater Chance of Developing Oral Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, Hypertension and Heart Disease
The Purpose of a Dental Checkup
Once we have removed any bacteria, plaque and tartar, Dr. Hamlett will use his expert eyes and hands to perform a thorough examination. He’ll be looking for signs of such issues as tooth or gum decay, jaw malformation, warning signs of oral cancer and other possible problems.
Afterwards, he’ll sit down with you to discuss the condition of your oral health. At this time, you’ll also have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to receive important pointers to implement moving forward. Therefore, you can leave our office feeling empowered to take full control of the future of your oral health.
When Should You Visit?
There is no time like the present to start a new habit of maintaining excellent oral health. By being proactive in your efforts, you can also put a halt to any developments before they become more complex.
We typically recommend patients to visit every six months for preventive care. However, if you have a history of cavities or other issues related to oral bacteria growth, then Dr. Hamlett may suggest a higher frequency. Therefore, we can more closely monitor your progress to ensure you’re as healthy as possible.
Your Wallet Will Thank You
Once you get into your new groove of visiting us for checkups and cleanings, you’ll enjoy more than just better oral health. You’ll also see some relief in your wallet since these visits are typically less expensive than other forms of care, while providing an opportunity to prevent the need for far more costly procedures.
To experience the win-win situation we provide at our Dallas practice, contact us today to schedule a visit with Dr. Hamlett, and prepare for newly rekindled oral health!