Taking care of your smile is a lifelong process and one that certainly could benefit from an update every now and then. Indeed, your oral health is a top priority, and while our ultimate goal is to help you maintain healthy natural teeth, sometimes smiles require the help of implant posts or other restorative treatments to address complications that may have arisen. In today’s blog, your Houston, TX dentist reiterates the importance of practicing a thorough preventive dental routine and encourages patients to schedule their routine checkups before the new year.
Prioritizing Regular Dental Prevention
It goes without saying that dental prevention is the name of the game when it comes to caring for your oral health. Though your teeth are among the strongest bones in the human body, that does not mean they are indestructible. Moreover, there are several factors out there that influence your oral health on a daily basis, and unfortunately, there are not many natural defenses in place to fend them off. With this in mind, your smile could use all of the help it can get.
Dental prevention characterizes any treatment that aims to fend off plaque and other bacteria-related threats, strengthen your natural defenses, and overall prioritize your oral health. An effective at-home routine consists of brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing at least once, and of course, rinsing using an antiseptic mouthwash.
Though you may be practicing all of the steps mentioned previously, it is important to recognize that no preventive routine is considered complete without attending your routine checkup and cleaning appointments. To learn more about this process and how our team can help you prioritize your oral health, give us a call today.
Steps to Take During the Holidays
During your checkup and cleaning, our team will take care to provide a thorough examination of your oral structures and clean difficult deposits of plaque that may be hard to get with at-home cleaning alone. This not only provides a more thorough clean, but allows our team to provide an in-depth look at your dental needs.
With the holidays finally here, it is important you do not let your oral health take a seat on the sidelines. In fact, your dentist recommends attending a dental checkup and cleaning at least twice a year, and scheduling your next appointment as soon as you can could pave the way for a lifelong smile.
Stay on Top of Your Oral Care
While you can certainly call our office to schedule your appointment after the holidays, we recommend being proactive about your visit. By calling and setting up your beginning-of-the-year visit now, you can ensure you are right on track for your six-month visit.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Contact MMC Dental in Houston, TX by calling 713-926-8896 to learn more about the important role of your checkup and cleaning when it comes to your oral health, and schedule your next appointment with our team today.