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Frequently Asked Questions About General Dental Care

March 12, 2014
Posted By: Vimal Patel
general dentistry | Prosper TX

A beautiful smile can boost your confidence and help make a great first impression. In order to keep your smile gorgeous and bright, you need regular dental care. At Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry, we offer the latest in quality general dentistry to help your smile remain free of decay or periodontitis. In today’s blog, your Prosper dentist, Dr. Vimal Patel answers a few commonly asked questions regarding our general dental care techniques.

Frequently Asked Questions About General Dentistry

Question: How often should I undergo a checkup? Answer: According to the American Dental Association, people should receive a dental checkup once every six months. Checkups allow Dr. Patel to watch for warning signs of developing dental issues and then prescribe immediate treatment. Dr. Patel also offers accurate and state-of-the-art screenings for oral cancer. Question: Do dental cleanings really prevent gum disease? Answer: During a dental cleaning, our talent hygienists will remove the layers of plaque buildup from your teeth. Plaque irritates the gums, leading to inflammation. Over time, inflammation may cause gum disease, threatening the stability of your teeth. Along with checkups, you should undergo a routine cleaning once every six months to help prevent periodontal disease. Question: Does Dr. Patel provide treatment for TMJ disorder? Answer: Yes. TMJ disorder occurs when excessive strain is placed on the jaw joints, leading to a variety of painful symptoms, such as jaw pain and headaches. Dr. Patel can assess the state and causes of your TMD and recommend treatment. Question: Do fluoride treatments help patients avoid tooth decay? Answer: Yes. In some cases, a patient’s teeth may be particularly susceptible to tooth decay, In order to prevent cavities, Dr. Patel may apply a fluoride treat to remineralize and strengthen your tooth enamel.

Schedule a Visit with Your Prosper General Dentist

Did we answer all of your questions? If not, feel free to talk to your Prosper general dentist. Dr. Patel will be happy to address any questions or concerns regarding our general dental care. Contact our 75078 dental office to schedule an appointment or a consultation with your Prosper general dentist, Dr. Patel, by calling 972-347-9617. We serve patients from Prosper and the surrounding communities.

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