Troy Family Dentist Emphasizes Importance of Routine Dental Care

Written by Dr. Bentley on Feb 9, 2016

These days we’re all busy with family and business obligations that make it  challenging to find time for routine dental visits. It may seem that everything’s okay because you’re not experiencing any symptoms of trouble like toothache pain. But the fact is that the best way you can maintain excellent dental health is by making these routine visits a priority for you and your family. The time to make appointments for your regular checkup with the Troy Family Dentist is before problems present themselves.

Professional Dental Cleanings 

The number one dental treatment for safeguarding your oral health is regular dental cleanings. You can be very proactive with your oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily and avoiding sweet food and drinks.

As diligent as you may be, you simply cannot remove plaque and tartar that hides in the spaces between your teeth and under your gum line. If this material is not removed, bacteria can quickly spread, leading to infection and gum disease.

A thorough dental cleaning by the oral hygienist at our Troy Family Dentist office can remove damaging plaque and tartar, and virtually stop periodontal disease in its tracks. If you already have a history of gum disease, our hygienist will probably suggest more frequent cleanings to prevent the disease from reoccurring. 

Routine Dental Checkups

During a routine dental exam, we will do a visual exam of your teeth to detect any problems that may be developing on the surface. Digital X-rays let us to see deep inside your teeth to find problems that cannot be seen with a simple oral exam. This allows our dentist to treat dental problems early in their development, protecting your oral health, avoiding discomfort and potentially saving you money. 

If you are overdue for a dental exam and cleaning, please contact our office, and we’ll be happy to make an appointment for you.