Maintaining good oral hygiene habits is an essential component in preventing problems with gum disease and cavities. It starts by remembering to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You also need to remember to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline once per day.
Having a dental checkup administered every six months by a dentist is also critical for maintaining a healthy mouth. These simple outpatient appointments include a professional dental cleaning and polishing treatment to clear away any signs of hardened tartar and minor dental stains.
Once this is done our dentist will perform a thorough dental exam to detect any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.
If we find signs of tooth enamel erosion, our dentist might also recommend administering a fluoride treatment at the end of the checkup. It involves pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays.
Once they have been inserted in your mouth you will need to bite down lightly for few minutes while the fluoride saturates the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel. The treatment will strengthen your tooth enamel to reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and tooth sensitivity linked to acid erosion.
If you live in the Killeen, Texas, area and you are concerned about the strength of your teeth and the health of your mouth, you should call (254) 213-6300 to schedule a dental checkup at Cen-Tex Dental.