For a lot of us, the summer was jam-packed with activities, maybe a vacation if you could get away. With that, some of the less exciting needs may have fallen by the wayside. But with the school year rapidly approaching, now may be a perfect time for you to get these chores out of the way.
Today, your Overland Park, KS dentist writes a bit on how important regular checkups are, and how scheduling them near the start of the school year can help you. Regimented scheduling means a more detailed view of any changes within the mouth. And it helps you to stay honest about going!
Get It Out Of The Way!
We love and appreciate proper home oral care, but there are some things that just cannot be addressed without the help of a trained professional. The exam begins with an inspection of the teeth themselves, ensuring that no cavities or other tooth deterioration has occurred. We examine the gums and soft tissue as well, looking for evidence of gingivitis or periodontal disease. These can lead to tooth loss and bone deterioration, so they are certainly not to be ignored.
Our dental hygienists have tools at their disposal to clean your mouth fully and thoroughly. Adequate cleaning requires precision instruments, and we can neither see nor reach many places in our mouth on our own. And time gets tough once school starts, so schedule today!
What Tools Do You Have?
Food particles that stay on the teeth or in recesses of the gums becomes what is known as plaque. Over time, this buildup hardens into tartar, and this cannot simply be brushed off. It must be scraped off the teeth, and this can only be done in a dentist’s office. An ultrasonic scaler is used to remove this material; we also use a fluoride rinse, which is only available in a clinical setting.
We often put off checkups and cleanings because, frankly, they’re not fun. But the safety of our mouth is much more important. And with dentistry, it is always better to tackle problems sooner rather than later.
And we understand that time is precious these days. It seems that there just are not as many hours in the day as there used to be. But that is why it is very important to develop a schedule for dental visits, and to maintain this schedule as much as possible.
If you have children, then the start of the new school year is the defining moment of the year. It is a time for new backpacks and other school supplies, and by starting a new grade, children have a sense of evolution. This makes it a perfect time to see your dentist, and you might as well have your own teeth examined at the same time as the kids.
Call Us For More Information!
Contact Family First Dental in Overland Park, KS by calling 913-381-2600 to schedule your next appointment with our team and come in for a cleaning before the new school year begins!