Dental Cleaning

One of the most important things a person can do for their teeth is undergo a dental cleaning every six months. At Epic Smiles in Conroe, we recommend all of our patients have their teeth cleaned by one of our dentists or dental hygienists on a bi-annual basis.

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One of the most important things a person can do for their teeth is undergo a dental cleaning every six months. At Epic Smiles in Conroe, we recommend all of our patients have their teeth cleaned by one of our dentists or dental hygienists on a bi-annual basis.

Why Dental Cleanings Are So Important

Dental cleanings are so important because it allows our dentist to ensure a patient’s teeth and gums are healthy and strong. More importantly, it allows our dentist to check for any issues or possible problems that could arise in the patient’s mouth. Oral health problems are common and can vary. Here are some of the more common oral issues we encounter at our Conroe dental clinic and why they should be addressed in a timely manner:

  • Cavities: Cavities left alone will only spread wider and deeper into the tooth. Instead of taking care of the issue with a simple dental filling, patients often are required to receive a dental crown or a root canal. Catching a cavity at its onset is a simple, inexpensive procedure that helps retain the integrity of the tooth.
  • Chipped or broken teeth: A chipped or broken tooth is a situation that should be addressed immediately. This creates an open door for cavities and further damage to the tooth. Often, dental fillings can take care of a chipped area. If a tooth is broken, it may only need a dental filling, depending on the severity of the break. Otherwise, a dental crown would be necessary.
  • Gum (periodontal) disease: Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a very common issue, The best way to combat this oral disease is through daily and thorough oral maintenance. Gum disease can cause the bone in the mouth to recede, which could lead to requiring bone grafting. Healthy gums help ensure healthy teeth.
  • Symptoms of bruxism: Bruxism is when a patient subconsciously (whether asleep or not) grinds or clenches their teeth to the point that the teeth sustain damage. Catching this oral problem soon can save a patient’s teeth. One of the easiest ways to combat bruxism is by wearing a mouthguard.
  • Weak teeth: A weak tooth is nothing to ignore. Leaving a tooth that is unstable, whether in its structure or at its foundation, can lead to severe problems. It could easily break or continue to chip, which could lead to cavities. Having one of our Conroe dentists evaluate the tooth is pertinent to maintaining its strength and durability.

It is imperative to have all of these issues addressed, which is why undergoing a dental cleaning every six months is so important. Leaving these issues to their own devices can create critical issues, leading to more expensive procedures. Catching oral problems early is the best way to keep natural teeth and ensure they are strong for their lifetime.

Protect Your Epic Smile with a Dental Cleaning

Don’t hesitate to schedule your dental appointment and receive your dental cleaning. At Epic Smiles in Conroe, our dentists look forward to protecting your oral health and providing you and your family with beautiful and epic smiles.