October 25, 2016
Are you looking for a great dentist to partner with? Well, at Davenport Dental Group we have three of the most knowledgeable and personable dental professionals in the Laredo, Texas area. And, around here, we tend to focus on prevention because preventive dentistry is an essential component of staying healthy and enjoying a long life. Isn’t that what everyone wants?
To that end, we have some preventive dentistry tips for you to digest in today’s blog post. Read on, and then be sure to get in touch with our team to schedule your next teeth cleaning, dental exam, and more at one of our convenient locations.
Home Hygiene Habits
You will be driving the bus so to speak. What you do for your smile at home will be the foundation upon which we will build your preventive dentistry program here. You must be diligent about forming good daily oral hygiene habits. And if you have young children, you will need to set the right kind of example.
The good folks at the ADA insist that you should be brushing twice a day for two minutes per session, and flossing a minimum of one time each day, usually in the evening. We concur!
You should also be drinking fluoride-fortified water, rinsing with mouthwash, and calling us to schedule your next visit!
Davenport Dental Group Is Here For You
You will need professional help, no matter how well you care for your teeth and gums. All that plaque that is invariably missed by your efforts at home will harden and become calculus (tartar). That calculus will begin wearing away at the enamel of your teeth, contributing to decay, tooth loss, and, eventually, bone loss.
Many times only a professional team can see what is really going on in your mouth before it creates problems that are uncomfortable and expensive to treat.
What’s more, the specialized tools we rely on won’t be available to you at home.
Teeth Cleanings, Dental Exams, And More
Are you curious about what a visit to see Dr. Davenport, Dr. Vallone, or Dr. Matt (Davenport) is like? Here’s the way our process works:
As you arrive at our office, you will check in with our friendly staff. This will involve filling out some new patient forms (if you haven’t done so already) and checking all of your information to make sure it is complete and accurate. It is then only about a five-minute wait until we are ready for you and you are called back!
At that point, one of the doctors will greet you and start you with your photos and X-rays. This portion of the checkup allows us to get a good idea of your current situation. You will then be escorted by a dental assistant into one of our operatories.
Once in a more private room, the doctor will see you again and perform an oral cancer screening and visual examination of your mouth. If you have any problems, we will discuss treatment options at this time. If you don’t, we will send you on your way with a fresh, clean mouth!
At some point during your first or second visit to our office, you will sit for your professional teeth cleaning. Our hygienist will professionally remove any buildup from your teeth and gums and check for things like gum disease.
We can also provide you with dental sealants, fluoride, and other such protective measures.
Get Started Today!
Contact us today to schedule your next preventive dental checkup in Laredo, Texas. We’ll give you plenty to smile about!