Prevention is the Best Policy
Regular Dental Exams Help Prevent Serious Dental Problems
Here at Centennial Smiles, we value our patient’s oral health, and we are committed to preventing dental problems before they happen. In order to ensure your smiles health, we recommend that all of our patients, both big and small, visit us at least every 6 months for a routine professional cleaning and examination.
Don’t let you, or any member of your family become the victim of a preventative dental problem. If caught early—any serious problem can be properly avoided, and treated–saving you time, money, and your piece of mind.
Perspective on Dental Problems
A common example in children is the formation of small cavities on the surface of their teeth. Given enough time, it could spread to the inner layers of the tooth, leading to the need for a more invasive, and costly procedure: root canal therapy complete with a dental crown. Common symptoms of a cavity are:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Mild to sharp pain when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold
- Visible holes or pits in your teeth
- Brown, black or white staining on any surface of a tooth
- Pain when you bite down
One way to help prevent the formation of cavities on your child’s permanent teeth, which are more prone to cavities, would be to use a dental sealant. Dental sealants are a clear and protective coating that is applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth; protecting the tooth from getting a cavity by shielding against bacteria and plaque.
You and your family members six-month exam, and cleaning are a critical part of a sound dental strategy: prevent advanced dental problems, and minimize the time and money you spend in the dental chair. So make an appointment with Centennial Smiles and take control over the health of your smile.