Regardless of your age or the condition of your smile, seeing a dentist for regular check-ups and cleaning has a significant impact on your current and future dental health. At Toups Family Dentistry, Dr. Toups and the team welcome patients of all age for preventive routine teeth-cleaning services.
Most dental insurances cover at least one cleaning a year. Take advantage of your dental plan and make sure to schedule regular cleaning appointments. Why are cleaning and exams so important? They can save you tons of money in future dental bills (and save you from a toothache), by giving the dentist an opportunity to assess the health of the teeth and identify problems before they worsen.
Cavities and tooth decay can get out of control when left untreated, leading to a possible loss of the teeth. At Toups Family Dentistry we aim to preserve as much of the natural teeth as possible. Our dentist near you provides a comprehensive range of dental services including emergency dentistry, fillings, root canals, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry (crowns, bridges, etc).
Routine cleanings are done every 3 to 6 months depending on individual’s periodontal needs. All patients are evaluated at each appointment for the proper treatment that is required to maintain a health pathology free month. Some patients need advanced treatment due to the severity of their periodontal health.
Many patients assume that if their teeth look good and feel great, they don’t need routine dental cleaning appointments. The truth is that even patients who are exceptionally diligent about brushing, and flossing require professional dental cleanings every six months.
Dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar that your toothbrush or floss can’t reach or clean.
Professional cleanings help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath and other dental complications. In fact, regular dental care can reduce the risk for several other severe conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure.
Dr. Toups will examine your teeth to check for any signs of decay. He’ll also talk to you about your dental health and may recommend treatments and at-home care to protect and preserve your teeth. He’ll also carefully scrape away tartar and plaque and floss your teeth. Then, he’ll polish your teeth to remove stains and brighten your smile.
Dr. Toups can answer questions about how to take care of your teeth at home and show you how to floss quickly and efficiently.
Your teeth may feel fine, but dental problems can absolutely exist without you knowing. For example, early tooth decay and even early gum disease can be present without symptoms. Don’t wait until you have dental pain to see a dentist, as this is often too late and can result in more costly restorative treatments. Furthermore, a professional dental cleaning is the only way to remove hardened plaque on your teeth and along your gum line.