In this post, we’ll discuss the power of routine professional dental exams and cleanings, as well as at-home oral health habits.
How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?
We recommend visiting South Texas Smiles, your San Antonio dentist, every six months to get your teeth cleaned and examined. Some patients may benefit from more regular cleanings, such as: expectant mothers; recipients of an organ transplant; and patients with heart disease, diabetes, certain autoimmune conditions, or oral cancer.
At these visits, our expert team will deep clean your teeth and gums, take dental X-rays, evaluate the health of your mouth, and screen for oral cancer. When we can spot emerging issues early, we can suggest simple interventions before they become worse and require more invasive treatment.
South Texas Smiles offers a wide range of high-quality dental services and amenities, including sedation dentistry, to make your visit as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. We are insurance-friendly; provide savings with our in-office membership club; accept MasterCard, AMEX, VISA, FSAs, HSAs, and financing through CareCredit®; and offer discounts for pre-payment in full, cash payments, seniors, and military.
Daily At-Home Oral Care
Superb oral healthcare involves both routine visits to our San Antonio dental office and daily at-home dental habits. High-caliber care between professional cleanings will prevent the accumulation of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, and tartar, which is hardened plaque. These substances lead to bad breath, tooth discoloration, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Gently and thoroughly brush your teeth at least twice a day for two full minutes each time with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. Additionally, floss at least once every day, consume a balanced diet of whole foods, drink plenty of water, chew only sugar-free gum, and avoid tobacco products.
Preventive Dental Care in San Antonio, TX
Preventive dental care gives you a better chance of maintaining a healthy smile and preventing frustrating dental issues down the road. Has it been at least six months since your last checkup and cleaning? Contact us to schedule your next visit to South Texas Smiles!Contact Us