Preventative Dentistry in Princeton TX
Prevention is truly the foundation for achieving and maintaining optimum oral health.
We welcome both adults and children to Hello Dental, and we recommend routine six-month cleaning and checkup appointments for most patients. We know that with consistent preventative appointments, we can help you maintain a healthy smile and avoid many dental issues.
The Cost of Avoiding Regular Dental Appointments
Many people believe that you don’t need to go to the dentist until something hurts, but this is actually the opposite of the truth. When something in your mouth begins to hurt, it typically means it’s in more advanced stages. Most dental issues, including infection, gum disease, and even tooth decay, begin with very little pain or sensitivity.
For example, your tooth might feel sensitive to hot and cold, but the discomfort eventually goes away. This is a great time to have your dentist check it out because you may have a cavity that needs to be filled. If you ignore that sensitivity, your tooth decay will progress into your nerve. Now you have a severe toothache, and you need root canal therapy to preserve your tooth. This could’ve been avoided with a simple dental checkup.
What Happens during My Cleaning and Checkup?
We do a few important things at your routine dental visits. First, our doctors will perform a thorough examination and screen you for conditions such as periodontal disease, oral cancer, tooth decay, and cavities. Here at Hello Dental, Drs. Cho and Kang use state-of-the-art technology such as digital x-rays and the intraoral camera to detect dental issues in their earliest stages, giving you the opportunity to treat them with less costly and invasive treatment procedures.
Next, our hygienist will remove excess plaque buildup by cleaning your teeth. Plaque is the culprit that causes many dental issues like gum disease and tooth decay, so we’ll also show you how you can make the most of your home care by demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques you can utilize at home.
Additional Preventative Services
Patients who suffer from bruxism, or clenching and grinding their teeth, can benefit from wearing a night guard. If our dentists notice excessive wear on your teeth during your exam, they may recommend a custom night guard that we can create for you at Hello Dental.
Sports injuries account for almost half of dental emergencies, so we also create custom mouth guards for our children or adult patients who participate in sports.
We look forward to building a relationship with your family and helping them achieve and maintain beautiful and healthy smiles for a lifetime! Give Hello Dental a call today to learn more about what sets us apart and to schedule your next appointment.