Keeping your teeth healthy relies on brushing and flossing regularly and with the correct technique. But, brushing and flossing are only the first half of the solution. The other half is visiting your dentist regularly.
Brushing and flossing are preventative steps. They prevent bacteria from building up within your mouth. But a dentist alone can diagnose your problems. In other words, do you have a cavity within your mouth? Are you suffering from periodontitis? Only a dentist can answer such questions.
Some people restrain from visiting their dentist because they do not suffer from any pain or unpleasantries in their mouth. Many oral illnesses, and diseases, do not show up themselves initially. Your dentist, upon inspection, will be able to diagnose your problem. That is only possible if you visit your dentist regularly and the problem is diagnosed at the beginning of your illness.
It would be best if you saw your dentist at least twice or thrice a year. If you have had any treatment done, your dentist may ask you to revisit a lot sooner.
During your dental visit, your dentist will first inquire about your dental, medical history, did you have any previous treatment done, and questions regarding your brushing and flossing technique. Your dentist will then perform a medical examination of your mouth; the procedure will be painless, and the dentist will only take a look at the state of your oral health. Afterward, your dentist will inform you when you should have your follow-up session. Your follow-up session is essential because it forces you to take care of your oral health and brush your teeth and floss daily.
At Porter Smiles Dental, we prioritize your comfort above all else. Call us at 281 519 7200 to schedule your appointment with one of our specialists.